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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. It’s spray and let dry then forget until you need to reapply next season or so.
 

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I use Camp Dry spray from Kiwi. They have a version for synthetic fabric and a regular version. It’s 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.":unknown:
 

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Try mink oil.
 

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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. :bigthumb:
 

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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/arctic-sport-mid-extreme-conditions-sport-boot-asm-000a.html

How to waterproof your boots,
https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/expert-advice/how-to-waterproof-boots

You can try mink oil.
https://www.amazon.com/JobSite-Premium-Leather-Waterproof-Liquid/dp/B004X6SUZY

Bottom line get a set of Muck boots.:laugh:
 

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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.
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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I ended up going with mink oil. On the final wipe off I left the seams smudged with it. I will try them tomorrow. We got an inch last night, and there are flurries now. I'll give it the extra day to soak in.
 

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I ended up going with mink oil. On the final wipe off I left the seams smudged with it. I will try them tomorrow. We got an inch last night, and there are flurries now. I'll give it the extra day to soak in.
Amazon had a arctic muck boot offer I couldn't refuse for the next stage of dealing with weather. My cold weather boots are Mickey Mouse boots, double laced. It takes a few minutes to mount them and they are often overkill for my needs, but the only step up I had.
 

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Well it snowed yesterday and I did cleanup today. It was 40 so I didn't want my Mickey Mouse boots.

Keen boots still leak. It must be the seams and I I left mink oil in them after wiping the flat areas.



Luckily the brown truck santa showed up right after I finished.



They are comfortable, but stay put. As I learned long ago, rubber boots don't leak unless there is a hole.

After a short walk with the dog they pulled down my socks. -1. They will still be great for around the yard but if an adventure requires any real walking I'll be choosing others. I'm still happy with the purchase as I'm back to light and heavy duty boot options, which is where I started last year, before 2 sets of 20-25 year old rubber bottom boots split and welcomed the water inside.
 

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I was a Merrill fan 20 years ago, but 2 years to worn out became 8 months to failure and replacement. I haven't been back.

The Keen's wear well for daily use, a bit of super glue is needed around the 1 year mark. I got a pair the squeaked and during the warranty process I replaced them, so I got the slip ons with my credit.

Combat Boot,Mickey Mouse Extreme Cold Weather Boots, Waterproof Rubber, Genuine U.S. Military Issue (10 Regular) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075F7NK51/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FgBoAbFVRDJRC

These are great boots,
 

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I wear these for daily wear and keep them cleaned with saddle soap and oiled with mink oil twice a year, very comfortable and in the year I’ve been wearing them no leaks, and the lacrosse are my real muddy sloppy weather boots, I won’t wear mucks due to the companies politics and anti-hunting/firearm stance.
http://http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-wellington-boots/11-Inch-Bison-Waterproof-Work-Boot-Non-Safety-CMP1100
http://http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/men/work/work-boots/alpha-thermal-16-black-7-0mm-nmt.html
 

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I wear these for daily wear and keep them cleaned with saddle soap and oiled with mink oil twice a year, very comfortable and in the year I’ve been wearing them no leaks, and the lacrosse are my real muddy sloppy weather boots, I won’t wear mucks due to the companies politics and anti-hunting/firearm stance.
http://http://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-wellington-boots/11-Inch-Bison-Waterproof-Work-Boot-Non-Safety-CMP1100
http://http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/men/work/work-boots/alpha-thermal-16-black-7-0mm-nmt.html
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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.
SNO-Seal works great. My non-waterproof Thorogoods have never leaked.
 
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