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    Leather waterproofing

    So while our working your land dry feet are essential. I bought these waterproof slip ons for general tasks like letting the dog out.



    Apparently snow melt is magic water, otherwise waterproof would not be a word I would choose to describe them.

    They are comfortable for light work outside so I'm going to try to make them work.

    What's the best waterproofing? What's the most affordable that works.


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    Not sure if it will work on your's but I always use SNO-SEAL. SNO SEAL Wax - 8 oz. Jar

    It's basically bee's wax with a (very) few other things thrown in. Smear it all over and hit the boots with a heat gun so it melts into the leather and the leather becomes impermeable. If the boots start looking ragged you can just heat them up again and it re-conditions the leather.

    But your boots look like they are suede leather so I'm not sure how well that would work. I've only ever used it on smooth leather.
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    I use Camp Dry spray from Kiwi. They have a version for synthetic fabric and a regular version. Itís spray and let dry then forget until you need to reapply next season or so.
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    Leather waterproofing

    I don't know if I'd call it suede but it is a brushed look vs the smooth leather referenced.

    About like scuffed smooth leather, far from suede but somewhat similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    I use Camp Dry spray from Kiwi. They have a version for synthetic fabric and a regular version. Itís spray and let dry then forget until you need to reapply next season or so.
    ^ This

    However.......I've never tried it to plug something that already "leaks."


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    Mink oil on leather is the ticket, just did my boots this evening, make sure you get the seams real good.
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    You have Keen boot not the best for water proof. If you like a boot like that get Muck boots. I use Muck boots to take my dog out in all kinds of weather, Summer to winter and anthing between.
    https://www.muckbootcompany.com/arct...-asm-000a.html

    How to waterproof your boots,
    https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/ex...terproof-boots

    You can try mink oil.
    https://www.amazon.com/JobSite-Premi.../dp/B004X6SUZY

    Bottom line get a set of Muck boots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Not sure if it will work on your's but I always use SNO-SEAL. SNO SEAL Wax - 8 oz. Jar

    It's basically bee's wax with a (very) few other things thrown in. Smear it all over and hit the boots with a heat gun so it melts into the leather and the leather becomes impermeable. If the boots start looking ragged you can just heat them up again and it re-conditions the leather.

    But your boots look like they are suede leather so I'm not sure how well that would work. I've only ever used it on smooth leather.
    X2. I use it on my boots and on my choppers. I've dipped the choppers when skimming an ice fishing hole and came out with a dry hand. Good stuff.
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