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    Cleaning Goretex boots
    on: Nov 22, 2019, 12.34 am
    Nov 22, 2019, 12.34 am
    Hi. Finally replaced my ancient boots with some goretex ones. Forgot to ask for advice re cleaning/conditioning!! What products do members advise?

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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2019, 10.36 am
    Nov 22, 2019, 10.36 am
    I just use Neatsfoot oil to keep the leather supple

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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2019, 02.18 pm
    Nov 22, 2019, 02.18 pm
    Neatsfoot oil will block pores in the leather thus making the gortex ineffective try some thing from

    https://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/
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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2019, 02.27 pm
    Nov 22, 2019, 02.27 pm
    Not cheap, but will do everything you want, my 5 year old Daytona boots are as good as ever.  You don't need to buy the whole kit, just the bits you want.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daytona-Care-Set-4-Special-Leather-Care-Aqua-Stop-Turbo-Grease-Blacking/392458183016?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2019, 03.13 pm
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    +1 on the Daytona.  I have 2 pair of their M-stars, the standard height and the shorter ones that I got lucky and found a killer sale on.  Great products. :028:
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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2019, 10.10 pm
    Nov 22, 2019, 10.10 pm
    Gortex is a material used by many different clothing and footwear manufacturers,
    so I would look up the manufacturer of your new boots, and then send them an email
    asking if they can provide you with Care instructions.  :028:

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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 2019, 08.32 am
    Nov 23, 2019, 08.32 am
    The idea of Gore-tex and the other "breathable" membranes is that they allow body moisture to pass through, while preventing larger water droplets passing the other way.  I can see how it could work in a lightweight garment but I've never been a believer that that principle works on boots.  Waterproof, yes, but breathable?  I think socks and leather would absorb outgoing moisture before it gets to hit the outside world. I do have Gore-tex boots but I'm only interested in stopping rain getting in, so I just use normal leather protection substances on the outside.
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    Re: Cleaning Goretex boots
    Reply #7 on: Jun 19, 2020, 02.26 am
    Jun 19, 2020, 02.26 am
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    The idea of Gore-tex and the other "breathable" membranes is that they allow body moisture to pass through, while preventing larger water droplets passing the other way.  I can see how it could work in a lightweight garment but I've never been a believer that that principle works on boots.  Waterproof, yes, but breathable?  I think socks and leather would absorb outgoing moisture before it gets to hit the outside world. I do have Gore-tex boots but I'm only interested in stopping rain getting in, so I just use normal leather protection substances on the outside.

    I think I agree with this. To solve this issue, we need Gore-Tex socks!  :008:

    Seriously though, I got my A-Stars Gran Torino Gore-Tex Boots for the same reasons. Definitely focused on the "out" not getting "in"! I have a nice leather cleaner from Wilson's House that works great to clean, and then I give 'em a good spit shine every so often. I have had them for years and they are still going strong. Really good boots. Probably not as good as the Daytona's, but for less than 300 bucks I am more than happy with them.  Too bad they have been discontinued. 
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