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    Unleaking Boots

    I bought a good quality pair of 'waterproof' Salomon boots when I was in Europe 18 months ago.
    Leather uppers, very comfortable.
    Bloody things leak like buggery. I get soaking socks just hiking through wet grass, not even crossing creeks.
    Any suggestions what I might be able to seal them with?

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    Dubbin lots and lots of

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    Yeah that's all I can think of. I can't see anywhere obvious where or why they should leak anyway

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    I use bees wax on my boots and then spray with a waterproof sheild. Got both from Farmlands. I can walk in water even past the tops of my boots for short periods and have dry socks
    Fell into a bog up to my scrot while @Pointer was laughing at me. Satched from waist down but dry feet.
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    Wet grass is maybe the worse thing for getting wet feet, regardless of how got the boot is.

    -Every stitch can allow water, try and buy boots with a one piece lower and dubbin the stitches
    -Leather can get soaked through, therefore Dubbin is you friend
    -Synthetic materials on boots normally allow water through, are the darker areas Leather or Synthetic?
    -Water can get in the interface between the leather and the sole, more Dubbin

    Either buy lots of wax(dubbin) and put on heaps when the boots are dry (or been in the oven for 30 minutes at 45-50 degrees) or, buy a better waterproof design and put on heap of wax. Do the wax thing monthly or even more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Wet grass is maybe the worse thing for getting wet feet, regardless of how got the boot is.

    -Every stitch can allow water, try and buy boots with a one piece lower and dubbin the stitches
    -Leather can get soaked through, therefore Dubbin is you friend
    -Synthetic materials on boots normally allow water through, are the darker areas Leather or Synthetic?
    -Water can get in the interface between the leather and the sole, more Dubbin

    Either buy lots of wax(dubbin) and put on heaps when the boots are dry (or been in the oven for 30 minutes at 45-50 degrees) or, buy a better waterproof design and put on heap of wax. Do the wax thing monthly or even more often.
    Lots in there I never knew, thanks. I'm under the impression complete uppers are leather. Will check closer when I get home and will be busting out the dubbin on they're asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Dubbin lots and lots of

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    Yep that's what I have used for decades and decades and decades and a couple more decades.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Fell into a bog up to my scrot while @Pointer was laughing at me.
    That is only about 9 inches on you Gibo. And no guys I am not picking on Gibo for being short. Those ball bag stretches have really worked for him. Ha ha ha ha you want to see him sitting on a stump waiting for a deer reciting I must, I must, drag in the dust.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That is only about 9 inches on you Gibo. And no guys I am not picking on Gibo for being short. Those ball bag stretches have really worked for him. Ha ha ha ha you want to see him sitting on a stump waiting for a deer reciting I must, I must, drag in the dust.
    Ha ha fuck ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Ha ha fuck ya!
    You're welcome.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    This is what I've been using for some time now. Best applied with warm boots, in the oven job. remove any dirt and stuff first.

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    This is my combo, seems to be mint. Dont get wet feet unless I loiter in water
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    There’s no such thing as a water proof boot. You just need to have a look at the bloody great hole they have where you put your foot in to know that.
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    I was told to avoid traditional Dubbin on modern boots as it is petroleum based and rots some types of stitching.
    I have no idea if this is true but I swithed to using Skellerup Earthtec Bootwax which is beeswax/neatsfoot oil, just in case.
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I was told to avoid traditional Dubbin on modern boots as it is petroleum based and rots some types of stitching.
    I have no idea if this is true but I swithed to using Skellerup Earthtec Bootwax which is beeswax/neatsfoot oil, just in case.
    I've heard this too. Wax seems to be the current flavor.

 

 

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