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339 out of 484 people found this product review helpful.
Best Leather Preservative Money Can Buy!...
By: MichiganMan
This is the absolute Best Leather Preservative/conditioner that I've ever used.. Bar None! I have many different Boots of various Brands, and I use this product on all my Leather type Boots. This is truly a great product that not only protects & preserves the leather, but also softens it to a noticeable degree as well. It's great for New Boots that are a bit stiff to make the 'break-in' period shorter. I've used other type Leather Conditioners in the past, but have never found anything that compares to this. As others have stated, this can be somewhat hard to find in certain areas, so it's great that they offer it here at the WorkingPerson Site. Highly Recommend!!!
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85 out of 108 people found this product review helpful.
More of a question for those in the loop than a review, will be back when shoes arrive....
By: Dan Wesson
I just purchased the chippewa 29416's and some Obenaufs HD Spray Leather Preservative for use after using the cream. So, being a fan of mink oil and numerous other leather products, I'm learning that even mink oil isn't suggested by many. It seems it depends on whom you talk to. I know leather oils will and can wash/wear off, (why we need to replace them) and I know leather needs to breath, thus the need to condition it, but not block the pores. So, any comments before I use the spray would be appreciated. I will certainly be back to give a review on my American Made Winter Work Boots. Regards.
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69 out of 85 people found this product review helpful.
Wildland fire specialist for last 15 years….....
By: Adam Rogers
When this guys started they were selling this primarily for leather furniture conditioner, the first time I saw it was in a boot shop in Helena MT, since then I ALWAYS have some on stock.
Most professional wildland fire guys wear very high quality and price boots with an average range of around 500 dollars. We are hard on our boots and it is important to oil boots every other month or so, and its VERY important what you use to preserve your boots, Snow seal and other petroleum based oils are NOT good on your boots.
As far as I know this is the best leather conditioner on the market.
If you are having a hard time finding Obenaufs contact White’s boots, or Nicks boots, both in Spokane WA, these are the premiere hand crafted boot makers in the USA and will get you lined out.
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37 out of 50 people found this product review helpful.
This stuff works!!! I work on a dairy...
By: Brian
This stuff works!!! I work on a dairy farm and all the manure acids eat up the leathers. The Obenaufs repels the acids and water and even softens and restores damaged leather. It might be a little stinky but is the best stuff money can buy!
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35 out of 42 people found this product review helpful.
Superb product safely preserves leather safely even on...
By: docride
Superb product safely preserves leather safely even on the finest luxury handbags. Will not weaken stitches!Retards mold! Highest recomendations!
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21 out of 21 people found this product review helpful.
Your leather will love you!...
By: Oilchecker
I recently purchased a new pair of expensive leather work boots. Knowing that the key to preserving my investment requires particular care I searched for the right stuff for the job.
After a bit of research I found Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative (LP). This stuff was made by a veteran wild land firefighter needing a heavy duty leather preservative that would protect his investment. Well I can tell you that there is nothing better out there. Not only will it preserve and condition your leather it will help repel water and the elements. Your leather will hug and kiss you as it lasts and lasts. All you need to do is buy a can, clean your leather, and apply it by hand. How can you go wrong? Do your own research and you will come to the same conclusion. Yes, highly recommended!
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19 out of 23 people found this product review helpful.
Great stuff but hard to find. Can't find...
By: Ian McCloud
Great stuff but hard to find. Can't find it at Walmart or target or the down to earth shoe or outdoor stores, glad i found it here. Snowseal, a beeswax compound, seems to work just as well from having used it for over 20 years of forest surveying in the Maine Woods. Pecards works as well, too.
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17 out of 18 people found this product review helpful.
Amazing!...
By: hfra
Absolutely my favorite protectant / sealant for heavy duty leather goods. My usage isn't as rough as some other users, but this LP is perfect for moisturizing leather and keeping things waterproofed. And, as others have mentioned, this 4oz tub will last quite a while.
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16 out of 16 people found this product review helpful.
Absolutely excellent....
By: cp298120
I have some cheaper leather shoes that just seem to absorb water. I decided to get some leather protector for it so that they will last a little bit longer and this has worked wonderfully. Beware though, applying this dulls the boot quite a bit and gives it a tacky feel, so it would be unwise to use this on dress shoes/boots since they are meant to hold a shine. I am thinking about purchasing more of this at the moment for some other cheaper shoes but if you have higher quality leather then there is no need unless you are really soaking them in puddles or taking them into marshes.
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16 out of 17 people found this product review helpful.
Protect your leather products with Obenauf's...
By: QuadK
Obenauf's LP is a beeswax based waterproofer for leather products. I highly recommend using this waterproofer on boots that are not pre-treated as it will greatly extend the life of them. As with most other leather treatment products, Obenauf's will darken the color of the leather, but the degree of darkening will vary between leather types and colors. For instance, a dark brown boot will not darken to the same degree as a tan boot. Don't be frightened as the leather will lose some of this darkness over time. You should apply this product every several months as needed (i.e. leather starts feeling dry and water gets absorbed). One coat is sufficient for leather to be used casually in mild to moderate wet/dry conditions, but I would recommend using two coats of Obenauf's for products that will be used in more harsh environments. Overall, this small $8 investment is well worth it to protect and prolong the longevity of your leather goods.
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15 out of 16 people found this product review helpful.
Treat your boots...
By: Eric
This is the best thing to buy to make sure you're caring for your best boots. If you've spent money on quality boots, why not spend a little extra and get some quality care product for them. I like this stuff better than Sno Seal, though I use the Sno Seal on my cheaper footwear.
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15 out of 16 people found this product review helpful.
Very good stuff. Easy to apply, great water...
By: Robert
Very good stuff. Easy to apply, great water proofing, and a little goes a long way. The only problem is it finds its way into seams (very noticeable on black boots)and seems to get a little flaky in cold weather, but thats to be expected from a wax.
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15 out of 16 people found this product review helpful.
Typical skeptic at first, but well worth the...
By: Micah Regnier
Typical skeptic at first, but well worth the test. I have been wearing boots for so many years, and wearing them out quite wastefully. Since trying for the best quality to preserve my gortex lined boots, I stand by the design of Obenauf's heavy duty Leather preservative. From experience the real challenge is having enough on hand. I bought the 4oz. container and it has lasted a good 6 months. Now I have trouble finding it stocked in stores. For better results and use I have found it helps to use on footwear in the afternoon so by the next morning the footwear is evenly sealed.
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14 out of 15 people found this product review helpful.
Great Leather Protection...
By: TDD40
I was recommended this product, Obenfauf's LP, for a couple of pairs of boots I own. I purchased some and tried it out on a small spot of one boot. It was a simple enough process and I like that my boots are now protected from the snow better than before.
Pros: Keeps out a lot of water and other chemicals off of the leather. The water just beads on top of the shoe.
Cons: As others have said, it darkens the color, but this will slowly wear back over time (although it will never be quite as light in color)
The con in this case was actually a pro for me as I wanted to darken the boot to a different color.
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14 out of 16 people found this product review helpful.
Very Good...
By: johnlavery
This Obenauf's Leather Treatments: Obenaufs HD Leather Preservative 0102 is amazing. Obenauf's Leather Treatments: Obenaufs HD Leather Preservative 0102 allows the life of your boots to really strive to last the longest they can. Obenauf's Leather Treatments: Obenaufs HD Leather Preservative 0102 is a great way to treat anything leather, gloves, sports shoes, wallets, LITERALLY ANYTHING.
One minor thing is that it darkens the color drastically.
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13 out of 14 people found this product review helpful.
Great stuf...
By: rj23nyr
Obenauf's is GREAT. I have never seen or heard any rate this stuff less than 5 stars. I love it. I use it on everything leather that I own. Danner boots, wallet, knife sheaths, belts, suspender tabs, EVERYTHING. My boots were $250 and this leather treatment has helped me get the best value from them. It's only $8 and I have no doubt it has increased the life of my gear. I've read a lot of great stuff about it from people who work much dirtier and tougher jobs than I do. If you like your leather products, you need Obenauf's.
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12 out of 13 people found this product review helpful.
Be frugal, protect your stuff!...
By: ghardwick
I was doing some research on how to care for my new boots and Obenaufs LP was highly recommended. I've been on a kick recently, as we should be, of buying American made products. With buying American you get two things a better product and higher cost. Both variables on there own are reason to care for something in a way that makes it last longer. I'm not cheap, I'm frugal. I want the stuff I invest in to last a long time. I've used Obenaufs LP to protect my new boots. It did slightly change the color, but the boot still looks great, and maybe even slightly better. I also used it to restore an old pair of loafers I've beat to death as well. That's frugal.
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12 out of 13 people found this product review helpful.
LP = Lifeproof...
By: aflex
Work boots are expensive, so knowing how to take care of them is key to keeping your wallet safe. If you got a pair of Red Wing, Thorogood, or Wolverine, or any full grained, oiled leather boots. You absolutely need to invest in Obenauf's leather preservative. This stuff resists bacteria and mildew, and is a barrier against caustic chemicals, manure acid, salt, as well as being very water resistant. Unlike Sno-Seal, or mink oil, Obenauf's is all natural and won't clog the pores of the leather. Letting your feet breathe. Just a disclaimer, don't use this on suede, or rough out leather. Don't put it on your dress shoes either, because you won't be able to polish the shoes. It's meant for full grained, oiled leather.
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12 out of 13 people found this product review helpful.
Great care for leather...
By: CuriousApe
I bought this on a recommendation from a friend and have been using it on my winter boots. I was using Red Wing's boot conditioner before but had to reapply every week or two in the winter to keep them healthy. My boots are raw leather with no lining and Obenauf's has done an excellent job keeping them waterproof since I put it on. It is a very thick cream that forms a soft crust over the surface that soaks in after hitting it with a blow drier. It has a great Beeswax smell and I get a bonus hand moisturizing in the process.

After it's soaked in, the leather felt softer and thicker at the same time. It has also given my boots a deep reddish brown that I am really liking. I don't know what else to say other than this is the best leather conditioner I've used and don't plan on using anything else in the future.
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11 out of 12 people found this product review helpful.
Protect your boots...
By: rev_rend
Obenauf's leather protector was recommended to me as a high quality, beeswax based protectant and conditioner for leather shoes, specifically a new pair of chippewa engineer boots I had just bought. This stuff is a bit hard to find, but well worth it. After applying it and setting it in, it did a great job keeping water, chemicals, etc. out of the leather. I highly recommend using this on unprotected boots to extend the life of their leather.

Keep in mind that this will noticeably darken the leather of your boots if that's an issue to you.
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9 out of 9 people found this product review helpful.
Great Protector...
By: TA
The first time I ever used this product was after a shoe store sold it to me. Then that store went out of business, and I couldn't find it anymore. Thanks to Working Person's Store, I have it back. Really is the best stuff by far that I've used for my work boots. I am a plumber in water and mud all day. Really put it to the test, and keeps my boots in good shape.
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9 out of 9 people found this product review helpful.
Obenauf where have you been all my life?...
By: teampryor
Obenauf where have you been all my life? After using this product just once on some wore out and abused old military issue boots from the early 1980's I almost cancelled my order or some new Chippewa's. This is a quality product that will waterproof, revitalize and soften even 31 year old wore out leather. So glad I tried this product you will be too.
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9 out of 10 people found this product review helpful.
Great product...
By: testaandrew
I bought a pair of desert boots but wanted to be sure they were conditioned to hold up to moisture and picked up some of this Obenauf's per recommendations. I've got to say that I will always use this on all my leather shoes. I was originally going to purchase Sno Seal but heard that It's not meant for leather shoes and that Obenauf's leather preservative would help leather retain the natural qualities that make them last so long. Obenauf's LP is a product I definitely will stand by and would recommend this over mink oil and other leather conditioners out there.
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9 out of 10 people found this product review helpful.
great product...
By: greg hollander
I bought Obenauf's based on all the reviews,and the fact that it can be used on boots that have waterproof membranes. So I put it on some brand new chippys,and an older pair of irish setters. This stuff works great,water beads rite off of my boots. My feet never got wet in my Setters but the water never just bedid off of them like it does now, and the fact that it helps condition them is a plus. When you have 20 reviews of a product and they are all positive you know the product is great. I also want to give Working Person props. The guys that buy all the products do a first rate job of getting in top notch stuff. I think all the products here are great. Some might fit your needs better than others, but all are good in their own way.
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9 out of 10 people found this product review helpful.
Best for heavily damaged, good for any leather...
By: workingman
Obenauf's Leather Preservative 0102 (USA made) penetrates deeply and restores leather to a new like state. I used the oil and the Obenauf's thicker product on my 2 year old (USA made) Thorogood postal boots, placed them next to my brand new (USA made) Thorogood insulated boots and my wife and son both said, "I didn't know you bought 2 new pairs of shoes." I have used every coating from Nor-v-gen, Sno-coat, mink oil, shoe polish to saddle soap to clean and preserve shoes and boots. This product is compatible with polish so you can condition the leather then put on a coat of polish. I have even used the Obenauf's oil to moisten polish that had dried out. My son used the Obenauf's on a very scuffed pair of work boots and the scars and cuts disappeared. The product makes leather a little darker, but in the shoes I have used it on (black, brown) it restored the shoes to the color of new boots.
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7 out of 7 people found this product review helpful.
Magic....
By: Korbeau
It's been one of the harshest winters here north of Chicago that I've lived through - brutally cold, awful lot of snow - which means a whole lot of salt. Which is everywhere. And was hurting my black leather boots and coat, especially at work. This stuff is magic! I rubbed two coats onto both my coat and my boots, and they came back to life. Supple, black, shiny. Smells good too - doesn't smell like a boat load of chemicals. Using it as much as I did also barely dented the can of this stuff either - you'll get a lot of mileage out of just one can. My leather is also noticeably more resistant to the effects of the salt now.
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6 out of 6 people found this product review helpful.
Superb water resistance, long-lasting; good shine...
By: makarushka
I tried various products over the years and Obenaufs to me is a cut above the rest. It does in fact work as far as water resistance goes and produces a very long lasting protection. I particularly like how this product works with ligther and softer leather, like that on Thorogood moc toes: it does not darken it too much and does not look dull at the same time. Will be buying this for all boots unless parade-like gloss is required.
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1 out of 1 people found this product review helpful.
great for breaking in boots...
By: musictooles
I like this stuff a lot for breaking in hard leather items. It softens up hard leather just enough to help it conform to your foot and since I've been using it my boots haven't cracked as quickly as they normally would. You also use very little so the jar lasts a while. It does help the water resistance properties of the leather but not nearly as much as Snoseal or Nikwax's hardening wax. For a leather conditioner this is the best around! It's also great for leather bicycle saddles!
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