Does any one ever polish their leather shoes?

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  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Active Member

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    I used to wear leather hunting boots and would apply i believe its mink oil to them for waterproofing. I dont use them anymore. Whatever that stuff was it worked good. I used to get it from a shoe maker in NO before Katrina. He is gone now.
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    jedwil Well-Known Member

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    And no stinking ties.................
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    bluesea112 Active Member

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    Word, brother.
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    I,m afraid to clean my resturant kitchen shoes,,,I think the food is the only thing holding them together,,,some day I,ll just add some onions, carrots, and Potatoes and turn them into a Stew
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  5. 1LoneWolf75

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    Tonight I made my 7 yr old daughter mink her boots when she asked me to do it. I was gettin ready to mink mine and she asked if I would do hers. I told her nope then handed her the camp dry and told her what to do. She was very proud of herself.
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good job dad.:D
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    Thank ya She had a grin bigger than I can make a smilie do! The boots are quite shiny now.
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    Just talking to a friend who's dad also was in WWII, brought back memories I was born in 1950, 5 years after WWII, plus dad was called up again to go to Korea.

    In the 1950s, 60s we bought a lot of WWII surplus stuff for camping and we also had those combat boots, some with the big leather wrap around tops with buckles to tighten.

    Anyone remember those? And yes they all needed polished to stay waterproof.
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    mjp28 Well-Known Member

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    AH-HA looked something like this only better and brown leather:
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  10. soundguy

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    i was making a batch of soap last night and spilled some oil on my boots.. does that count as polishing them? :)
  11. Mike1959

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    once a month mine get saddle soap'd and re oiled with neetsfoot oil. my cowhide Justin boots are soft as a baby's behind
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    just sprayed some armor all on my boots today
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