I'm in the lucky position of buying some new boots (i think they're going to be meindls) and every manufacturer these days has developed their own special concoction for waterproofing/protecting the leather. Worse than that it's all very expensive, and even worse than that they all make veiled threats that if you don't use their exact product then "these boots will self destruct in 30 seconds" as they used to say on mission impossible!
Meindl even have 2 separate products that need to be applied alternatly, a cream and a spray! costing over a tenner!
Is this all a con (like posh cosmetics for wimin) or is everyones leather genuinely so differently tanned these days that they all need special care. I've dubbined boots for the last 4040 years but I was told definitely NOT to use it on new boots. I'm willing to be dragged into this century but I need proof!
Any advice guys.