I have a pair of columbia hiking boots that finaly fit after many years of having "fat feet"..they are actually quite comfy now and the vibram soles are in great shape. i want to treat the leather before we get real nasty around here.
In the past, my dad and I used to be religious about using sno-seal. I remember my dad baking the snow seal into his boots every year he'd put at least two coats on them. I recently saw these boots - they are now over 22 years old (Honest...I need to get a pic of them for you guys - they are in PERFECT shape)
I was wondering if there is anything that can compete with sno-seal or if it's still the cat's meow? I'm short a bunch of bear fat...and whale blubber...so I'm pretty certain I'll need something man-made at this point
edit...just a bit more info. the boots I have are Columbia Diablo Pass Titanium - got them for some website work I did for http://www.circlelg.com
way back in the day - nice group of people out there and I worked off a bit of gear with them.
the leather has been in better condition, the toes are a little frayed and starting to dry - so something that will condition the leather, not clog it, and allow the still functioning but many years old gore-tex still do it's job is paramount?
Sno-seals website says mink oil will clock the leather. Kiwi says bees wax will clog the leather...what's a guy to do?