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I just bought a good, used pair of these...

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I just bought a good, used pair of these and would like to condition them with nikwax (or something similar)... any suggestions?

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Nikwax leather conditioner would work fine, just be sure that you use the brush-on items and nothing that sprays as you want to keep it away from the leather. Given newer boot construction techniques,you really don't need to apply anything to these in order to set out. What you should do is be sure to log a couple hundred miles of walking so that you don't encounter surprises in an environment where the consequences are higher. Overall, feel free to condition the leather on the boot, but keep it limited to that section, and then go walk a lot before you hit the big mountains.