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    Shoe Care for Nordstrom (non-CXL) 1k Mile Boots

    I picked up a pair of 1k mile boots from Nordstrom and the leather is different from the CXL version. See below for a Reddit article on in.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/frugalmalef...t_239/d5uqc79/

    I was concerned about the wear on the leather after wearing them 5 times and they stated that it was normal and is part of the way the leather wears adding character to the boot. They stated " The Adrian Cap-Toe boot was a Nordstrom exclusive that was made with a high end full grain leather upper.". I expressed concern over the coloring and mentioned I use Saphir products they said that i could use a brown but it would be "hard to match" (which doesnt make sense to me) and that i could use Kiwi polishes, oils, or conditioners.

    Im kinda lost here. Does this look normal? None of my other dress shoes have done this but i def dont have any experience with 1k mile boots or other casual boots. If it is normal, how should i care for these going forward? I am used to using Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish on my dress shoes / boots so this is new to me.

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    100% normal for the leather they used, and that's kind of the point. In fact, I rather like how that looks.

    Clunkier lace ups like that are supposed to look worn in, imo. Those aren't dress boots.

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    As long as the leather is still supple, that looks perfectly normal for that kind of leather.

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    Thank you! Very helpful.

    How should I care for them long term?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neminat View Post
    Thank you! Very helpful.

    How should I care for them long term?
    Care for them by wearing them outdoors in God awful conditions and cleaning them maybe once or twice a year. They're basically well-made shit-kickers, worrying about how to care for them is the last thing to ever consider with boots like that. My Alden Indy boots get a basic cleaning before the start of Fall and again after Winter. They each have a scratch on the toe box from who knows what disaster I subjected them to and you know what? That's the point. Treat 'em like hell.

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    I have the same pair. Mine looked like that at first, what I would call “thirsty”. I treated them with leather conditioner (Bicks) and clear wax (Lincoln). Leather is much smoother now. When they get scuffed, I brush them and they jump back to life. Purchased both care products off Amazon after some reading.
    Hope this helps.

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    Bick 4 as mentioned, or Venetian shoe cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .brian. View Post
    Bick 4 as mentioned, or Venetian shoe cream.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggedcasual View Post
    I have the same pair. Mine looked like that at first, what I would call “thirsty”. I treated them with leather conditioner (Bicks) and clear wax (Lincoln). Leather is much smoother now. When they get scuffed, I brush them and they jump back to life. Purchased both care products off Amazon after some reading.
    Hope this helps.

    Thank you guys!

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    It's funny, I am actually wearing mine today.


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    I think they look great. Patina really makes a work style boot IMO.

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