What do you use on a good pair of boots to make them last?

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  1. nsl

    nsl

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    I bought a pair of Red Wing boots that have the chukka or sewn toe and I want them to last. I have some mink oil, but there also is a product called "boot oil". Anyway, just checking to see what I can do to make these boots last.
     
  2. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    money.

    if you spend the cash on a good high quality pair of boots they'll last you a good while without any special treatment other than the occasional polish and maybe a cheap resoling.
     

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    I use Kiwi shoe polish on my Redwings.
     
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  5. JohnBT

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    You need to use what the maker says to use for that boot. Different makes and models have different finishes.

    Doesn't Red Wing still do free, or cheap, cleanings and treatments? I believe the stores here advertise them on the radio still. I have a pair that my grandfather bought me in '84 and there isn't any finish left, just raw scuffed leather. Could use another resoling though.

    John