That's quite the concoction. I ask because I'm hearing a couple poor reviews on Obenauf's regarding the lacing...I have a pair of books that the lacing broke, but they are ten years old, so there's that. So, just asking about the Huberd's...also thinking of trying Snow Seal on my next new pair.I've tried them all. Huberds is pretty good. I know I'm answering a question that wasn't asked but here's my two cents. Once a pair of boots start leaking nothing will stop them for long. Having said that you can improve flexibility, softness and help them from leaking to start with. I got this from YouTube and it's now all I use. I wear my boots a year or so, until the leather starts to dry up. Then melt down 2 1/3 bees wax toilet bowl rings. Add 8 oz boiled linseed. Then add about 20 drops of peppermint essential oils. Tics are not supposed to like the peppermint. I don't know if it works but it makes them smell good for a while. Heat up the boots with a heat gun and apply with a brush. Be careful its flammable.
There is a product called "Tuff Toe", its a two part vinyl (?) that mixes in a syringe. Dries hard. I think it was originally developed for baseball pitchers' shoes. Now days its big with construction workers. First time I applied it to worn hunting boots to cover holes in the toes. It extended the useful life of the boots 3 years. My new pair of boots, first thing I did was apply the Tuff Toe, then oiled them.Obenauf fan, oil or grease. I would generally wear out the toe of the boot long before the rest of the boot. Now I take the boots into a shoe shop and they apply what looks like bedliner, tough as nails. Toe of boot now wears like steel.
In case someone wants to try that "bedliner", does it have a brand name?I like all natural on leather and not a chemical based. I use Obenaufs. The grease seems to have more substance than the oil. I like conditioning my boots so do keep them in good condition. I use a first coat with a hair dryer then another coat and put on the Peet boot dryer. I feel the boot dryer gives it time to soak in without too much heat. The bedliner can be purchased at most shoe stores. Buy a small can as it cannot be resealed and you won't us much. I was running around looking for things to put it on. ONE thin coat will do the job (it is bedliner). I put a second coat on and it is obviously rigid and I can feel some pressure on my toes. Keep it light and not too far up on top of the toe (if that makes sense) It has saved my 10 year old Russell Moccasins so put it on my Redwings as well.
Here's one of themIn case someone wants to try that "bedliner", does it have a brand name?
I used a product like that (not that exact product) on a couple pairs of boots several years ago. It will definitely protect the toe from wear. As someone else implied, less is more when applying that stuff. Keep it close to the tip of the boot and don't put it on very thick. On the second pair of boots, I applied too much. Both too thick and too far back. Probably 2x if not 3x as much as needed. As a result, the boot flexed at a different spot. Ultimately the stitching failed exactly at the spot where it flexed. There was no noticeable wear at all on the toes...Here's one of them
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