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Waterproofing

whats the best stuff to waterproof work boots? I put some stuff on them and not even 3 weeks later it's like I never put any on. I want something that lasts, any ideas?

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why not just buy water proof boots?

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why not just buy water proof boots?
They were at one point, but they are 4-5 yrs old and they are so comfortable I hate to give them up.
In all they are somewhat still waterproof, but the leather gets wet, and my feet get cold from walking in the snow. My feet don't get all that wet, but they get cold from the wet leather. So i need something to the water doesn't get absorbed into the leather.

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Why not buy a pair of seal skins on ebay for 20 bucks and not have cold or wet feet period

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I don't think I can wear them for work. I have to have a steal shank and a 1 inch heal (should have steal toes....)

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apply some mink oil on the leather.

and yes you'll have to do it periodically. It's leather afterall, you have to take care of it.

if you want low maint, then get some rubber galoshes or something to put over them like the boots you used to have when you were in grade school
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Use Snoseal. I would take my combat boots and put a lot on. Throw them in a crappy microwave for 30 seconds. The leather soaks up the sno seal. Apply one more time. Your leather should then be saturated and stay reasonably dry (and warm). I would go to the field during the winter and stay warm and dry like this. If I wore insulated boots my feeet would sweat and then freeze.
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Why not buy a pair of seal skins on ebay for 20 bucks and not have cold or wet feet period

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Baby oil FTW But Jim, any waterproofing has to be continually re-applied, there is no way around that. You have to apply any oil to leather until it's saturated. I too nuke the leather, if its warmer it soaks up more oil. I do this mainly with my riding gloves.

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But Jim, any waterproofing has to be continually re-applied, there is no way around that.
All good suggestions so far, but Rick has a great point. No matter what you do you'll always have to reapply waterproofing.

When it comes to my outdoor/mountaineering clothing and gear I continuously make sure I keep the stuff waterproof. Every 3-4 trips I redo the coatings.

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Baby oil FTW But Jim, any waterproofing has to be continually re-applied, there is no way around that. You have to apply any oil to leather until it's saturated. I too nuke the leather, if its warmer it soaks up more oil. I do this mainly with my riding gloves.
I know i have to re-apply it, but only after 2-3 weeks? I had stuff that lasted longer than that before. (I just wish I could remember what I used)

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If you're using the boots everyday in wet and dirty environments then 2-3 weeks is about average for most waterproofings to stay on.

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I work for the railroad, and we have to wear boots with a defined heel. We are allowed to wear a rubber boot cover (lacrosse boots) over our regular boots. I only wear redwing boots, and use the waterproof cream they sell.

Do you use a boot dryer? Redwing sells them for $40, and worth every penny. I use it even in the summer.
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I work for the railroad, and we have to wear boots with a defined heel. We are allowed to wear a rubber boot cover (lacrosse boots) over our regular boots. I only wear redwing boots, and use the waterproof cream they sell.

Do you use a boot dryer? Redwing sells them for $40, and worth every penny. I use it even in the summer.
I'll check that dryer out. Thanks

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i slaughter a baby seal and boil the fat and then apply it to my boots once a month, it keeps my feet dry and smells tasty!



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Jimbo why couldnt you where seal skinz they go on your foot like a sock no one would know. I put my socks on and them put the seal skinz over the socks and put my boots on. presto warm water proof feet.


And as far as the steal toes and heals that would have no bearing on wearing them

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Do you use a boot dryer? Redwing sells them for $40, and worth every penny. I use it even in the summer.
Really! cool!!

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Mine are sitting on the boot dryer as we speak. If your boots are totally soaked, it takes about 6 hours to get them 100% dry. They were soaked yesterday, and were almost dry in 4 hours. I just put them on there, you do not have to remove the insoles either.

I could not find the link on the red wing site, but I found an ebay auction that has them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-PEET-Sh...QQcmdZViewItem
You want a Peet boot dryer. They use warm forced heat to dry the boot (better for the leather) and red wind will still warranty your boots if you use this type of dryer. Awwesome for drying gloves too.
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Jimbo why couldnt you where seal skinz they go on your foot like a sock no one would know. I put my socks on and them put the seal skinz over the socks and put my boots on. presto warm water proof feet.


And as far as the steal toes and heals that would have no bearing on wearing them
Because I am a idiot and thought you were talking about something else

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Mine are sitting on the boot dryer as we speak. If your boots are totally soaked, it takes about 6 hours to get them 100% dry. They were soaked yesterday, and were almost dry in 4 hours. I just put them on there, you do not have to remove the insoles either.

I could not find the link on the red wing site, but I found an ebay auction that has them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-PEET-Sh...QQcmdZViewItem
You want a Peet boot dryer. They use warm forced heat to dry the boot (better for the leather) and red wind will still warranty your boots if you use this type of dryer. Awwesome for drying gloves too.
neat - this one does 2 pairs (or a pair of gloves and boots.. perfect for after track days!)
http://cgi.ebay.com/PEET-Multi-Shoe-...QQcmdZViewItem
thanks.
I think I might grab one of these too...
Always wanted something like this.. Didn't know the name...
Now I just need to get/make the helmet dryer the MotoGP guys have (I think I saw it on Faster.. might have been somewhere else.. basically the same thing, but a shelf) and my sweaty ass is set
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