Anybody want to take these off my hands for £10? Unopened, bought ages ago and been sitting in a cupboard.
Just picked up a nicely worn-in pair of Clarks Desert Boots for general trudging about. What's the best thing for this sort of soft leather to keep it protected? Mink oil or similar?
Dude is the two a different colour or that just the pics?
Hasn't @BRM got big plates, bet he'd go for those...
they're lovely, but i am in save mode
That I would love to see...
^^^^They are really nice. I have big plates but not sure I can justify the spendiness either given that I just snuk another pair of sidis into the house.
OTOH, missus dooks, er, apone does love a visit from Multigrooves and wouldn't have to know the exact price...
mg, i'll drop you a line.
It's just the images vs different lighting. If it'd make a difference, I'd gladly take some proper pictures in a well lit room. Otherwise give Jcrew a call to see if they have anything in stock or we can organise a meet up...
Look forward to hearing from you, buddy.
mrs apone likes visits from men with big feet...?
Not ALL men with big feet but yeah, it would appear so!
I've still got this pair of Yuketen Country Ranger Choco Snake for sale in a UK11.
RRP is £325. Was originally asking for £100. Send me an offer if you're interested, I'll probably accept.
I'd actually suggest the boots for size 12 (and small 13s as they're wide).
What's the best stuff to treat a new leather hiking boot with after a walk and a wash?
That stuff @Multi_Grooves is raving about? That nice looking stuff @Muppetteer is selling, or something else? I would have used dubbin back in the day... ta.
i'd say nikwax, olly
Now there's a name from the past that resonates like a slab of Kendal Mint Cake. Nikwax. Yes fam.
or kendal mint cake, probably just as impervious ;)
I'll second Nikwax. The Saphir stuff is amazing if you want supple leather and a shine, but probably totally overkill. Its also probably the wrong colour for you.
But unless you've really worn the boots for a week of hiking through treacherous conditions and seriously scuffed them, there shouldn't be much they'd need.
depends on the quality of leather, muppetteer. most modern lighter weight boots use thin non-aged leathers with a thorough waterproofing impregnation; once this goes they then rely on the gore-tex inner bootee to be the main defense against wet toes.
contrast that with a heavy 2.5mm split anfibio hide that'l take months to break in, but last for tens of years with nourishment
For condition or waterproofing?
For condition if they're decent leather and new probably nothing I'd have thought. Maybe a bit of clear polish? If you use saddle soap to clean then it usually has some oils and stuff in that.
For waterproofing nikwax with your finger.
How about taking care of some mish mash ones? I've got some Solomon gtx 2 4d that I've been wearing for work, they are looking a little worse for wear. Don't want to shag them totally, I love them
My approach would be:
remove laces and stuff up with newspapers
dust off as much as possible with a brush
remove the rest with warmish water on a sponge with a little bit of soap
allow to dry completely
impregnate with some waterproofing spray
rub some nubuck grease into the leather parts
Does anyone have any experience of sending shoes back to Loake for a touch up? I need the dainite heals replaced on my boots. That's a pretty simple job so I'd have probably taken them to my local cobbler. But now a couple of the lace hooks have come off. I'm thinking of sending them to Loake to fix that and do the reheal. Anyone done that before?
What high street stores would offer me the best option for a pair of classic Oxfords? Budget £100 ideally, maybe up to £150.
Need to be black or dark brown, closed lace, round toe.
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