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Sof Sole Mink Oil creates a WATERPROOF barrier! Preserves and conditions your leather. Mink Oil is known to make leather products soft and supple. Rub some on to soften up stiff shoes or boots. Or use it on your saddle or other leather gear! 3.5-oz. size. Sof Sole Mink Oil
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B003EMABT6
- Item model number: 82115
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 24, 2010
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I did not notice any smell, good or bad.
Be careful not to put too much on your leather; a little bit goes a long way. You have to wipe off the excess after you apply it, so if you apply too much, it's just more to wipe off later.
To those just entering that workforce, first, welcome! Second, now that you have your boots, the secret to keeping them for years, nice, supple, and looking good, is oil and clean them.
This will take care of your oiling needs, and help with break in time. Your feet will thank you.
To keep them dry, sure, you can try other sealers, or preservers, but they won't last long. This stuff is a true blue water proofer for leather, and the only one I buy, or recommend.
As a bonus, boot stink? Ha! Not for me! My misses doesn't complain one bit with this good stuff!
To each their own though, and good luck!
Other than that, the 3.5oz can has finally reached its last little bit after 16 months of conditioning many pairs of boots on an as-needed basis(monthly for some, every 3 months for others).
I attached a before and an after picture of my Red Wing Postman Oxfords. They darkened a bit, but have already started getting lighter after (2) 8-hour shifts of non-stop standing, walking, and throwing 80lb concrete bags onto a cart until it is at 1600lbs for me to push.
It will also buff out most of the damage from funning into my shoes with the wheels.
I had a new pair of Dickies boots that claim to be waterproof but they're water resistant at best. When contacted with water, they would darken showing that the water was actually penetrating the leather. That's when I decided to try the mink oil.
I followed the directions and applied it with a cloth, taking time to go over every inch and cover every stitch. By the time I was done making my way around the boot, it was time to wipe off the excess but there wasn't much. This stuff really soaks into the leather. I did notice some darkening but I knew that would happen and it's also noted under the directions. My boots were already dark brown so this just made them a little darker.
After wiping off the excess oil, I noticed that there was a waxy and slightly greasy feel to the boots. This got better after a day of drying but there's still a slight wax feel to them. Because of that, I'd be wary of using this for anything else. I wouldn't want that texture on a jacket or something I'd be touching more but since it's my boots, it's fine. The oil only has the slightest of smell to it and my boots are back to their leathery smell now so none of it remained. Only the texture has changed.
So are my boots waterproof now? Well I ran them under a faucet and the water just rolled right off without leaving any dark spots, so I'd say yes. This stuff works great for that. That also leaves no doubt that they'll withstand the rain even better. I also didn't need much to cover both boots so there will be plenty for reapplication which I understand could be every 3-4 months or so. Good to know there's plenty here since only little is needed.
The Sof Sole Mink Oil did exactly what I read and hoped it would do. For that, I'm satisfied and recommend this product. Since this product is also made in the USA, I can double recommend it. Skol.