To treat your boots you should start by thoroughly cleaning them. (See the FAQ How do I clean my boots?). Once you have correctly and completely cleaned your boots, you can begin waterproofing and conditioning them.
Waterproofing - It is always best to waterproof your boots when they are not quite dry as the pores on the leather are more open, making the process more effective. Waterproofing takes around 24 hours to become fully effective. You will still want to make sure you wax your boots AFTER the waterproofing process is complete. For waterproofing, we recommend using Meindl Wet Proof.
Conditioning - The leather on your boots will last longer and perform better with a regular application of leather wax. We recommend using Meindl Sport Wax. Apply the wax with a clean sponge or cloth, making sure to thoroughly wax the tongue as well. Do not warm the wax, this can cause the wax to penetrate too deeply and thus impair the breathability of your boots and the natural comfort of the leather. DO NOT apply oils or grease to your boots as this can result in them losing strength and stability. Hooks and eyelets deserve special attention and application of our Sport Wax will help protect against corrosion.