Nov
27
2012
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of Valet.
 

$7.50, at Kaufman Mercantile

Valet. Advocates

Huberd's
Shoe Grease

In our recent School of Leather series, we discussed the best waterproofers for specific situations, but we have recently become devoted users of a natural, all-in-one product that's ideal for the coming winter weather. First introduced in McMinnville, Oregon back in the 1920s, Huberd's Shoe Grease (made from pine tar, beeswax and paraffin) conditions and protects the leather while retaining its breathability. The thick pomade-like texture makes for and easy application and the natural woodsy scent is an added benefit. While it does enrich the leather's finish, it won't significantly darken the color. Use it to revitalize older leathers and rub it into new leathers to soften and protect. And it's good for more than just shoes—it will also condition and preserve your bags, jackets and car upholstery.

Before
After

How to Use It

Clean leather and let dry. Apply Huberd's to leather with a soft cloth, making sure to grease the welt seam near the shoe's sole. Rub in thoroughly and allow it to penetrate leather fully before adding another coat if necessary.
 

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