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Old 03-02-08, 11:04 PM   #1
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Proofide and Doc Martens?

My Docs always seem to develop a lot of cracks on the sides where the toes start and I was wondering if anyone tried applying some proofide to them and got good results. Or maybe there's something else that I should be using. Thanks for any help.
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Proofide should work fine, but you could get some beeswax-based wateproofing for less $$. Slather it on, especially on the seams, then take a hair dryer to it and watch your leather soak it up. Rub while heating. If you want it to last, repeat 2 - 3x. If the leather's already cracked, you're a little late and your Docs have a limited lifespan.
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I must be old and out of touch. Doc Martens have a cycling connection?
They used to be the preferred footwear of United Front thugs and soccer hooligans. But, that was long ago and far away.
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Thanks folks. No there's no cycling connection, except that they are made of leather and the brooks saddles are made of leather. And they're both of English origin.
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Thanks folks. No there's no cycling connection, except that they are made of leather and the brooks saddles are made of leather. And they're both of English origin.
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