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    Can anyone give me any tried & tested information on how to best care for my matterhorn boots.

  • #2
    Ya, Lots of Pollish!!!

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    • #3
      I was under the impression that Combat or Operational boots as the Matterhorns are, are not meant to be higly polished clean and just polished normally.

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      • #4
        When I got my combat boots I got shouted at for not haveing them polished.But then I put on no polish that morning.

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        • #5
          Polishing helps preserve the leather. You don't need to have them mirrored.

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          • #6
            polish or wax will do, but my matterhorns have a nice mixture of both....:D
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            • #7
              I would agree with TIM, a mixture of both will do the job very nicely indeed.
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              • #8
                Matterhorn boots have goretex properties, and also a thinsulate lining. Improper maintenance can lead to dampness in the boot in cold weather. The thinsulate lining will rot, leaving the boot a bit colder in bad weather than they were designed for.

                To avoid foot / skin problems, always let the boot dry naturally after heavy use. When completely dry, a light shoe wax like Kiwi can be used. Theoretically, they should not be heavily shone with polish, as this will not allow the fabric and leather to breathe. Buff them well, using as little polish as you can get away with. I have a pair for the past 10 years, and they still serve well. Do not use waterproofing wax. Hope this helps.

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                • #9
                  I have to say that the best method I have come accross to dry boots is to stuff the toe with newspaper. I have been doing this with all my Issued boots,and consequently can still wear boots I was issued with in 1990.
                  Dont own Matterhorns,but by waterproofing wax do you mean dubbin? I have used saddle wax on my boots for years and they still have their original waterproof integrity,or at least that which you would expect for leather..


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                  • #10
                    Meindl recommend G-Wax, I understand.
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                    • #11
                      Dubbin is not good for them. Its a bit tough to get any shine on a boot after that stuff, and as I said, the boot have to breath. If Meindl say G Wax, then thats the stuff, but any military user will have to decide if they want them as a field or a parade ground boot.

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                      • #12
                        Nikwax is also good.
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                        • #13
                          Well boots only have to be polished (i.e clean) with the DPM's... so im guessing that polish would be pointless!
                          Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...

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                          • #14
                            boots have to be polished and shined for parades
                            and polished and left dull for field

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                            • #15
                              Sorry let me correct what i ment.... their not to be bulled!
                              Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...

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