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Thread: Just bought my first pair of 1000 mile boot, how should I protect them?

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    @JGL do you know exactly what product he's using on the sole in that first video?

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    A good cleaning and some neatsfoot occasionally for the two pair I have.

    CXL is already pretty oily and resistant to stuff, so i wouldn't worry about having to maintain them often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedet View Post
    @JGL do you know exactly what product he's using on the sole in that first video?
    I do not. But I read that Wolverine doesn't recommend a particular brand (probably why they took so much care in hiding the labels in the video) so any lotion conditioner you trust should be fine.

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    Zombie thread rebirth...

    So both the 1000 mile McCleans and the Iron Rangers are on the Nordstrom sale again this year - $259 and $199 respectively.

    I'm leaning toward the McCleans as I don't have a need for a true work boot. Any comments from the posters above and anyone else as to how the 1000 milers are holding up and how the care refimen is going?

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    A few months ago there was a thread of pics of our worn chromexcel. I put up my one year old courtlands, pretty good looking if I may say so.
    I used neats foot twice last year, venetian shoe cream every 2 months.

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    I bout the McCleans last year and they're still doing well. There's some abrasion wear on the sides, but that's CXL for you. It'll buff out nicely. I can post picture later if you would like. The only thing I don't like about my pair is that the laces are rather soft when compared to my Addisons (another 1000 Mile Boot). Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Revising this thread as I was given a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers for Christmas and want to make sure they are protected before I wear them. Any suggestions?

    The climate I live in is wet. We get a lot of rain during the year so it is not unusual to be caught out in the rain and/or walking through puddles here and there.

    I ordered Saphir Renovateur online and I was planning on putting some of this one the boots (as I could have sworn I read this was good advice somewhere) but was wondering if I need anything else. What about Red Wing products? Monk oil? Other stuff?

    Thanks for your help/suggestions.

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