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Superboot III's easily scuffed?
Last Post 11 May 2015 05:52 AM by seentheseas. 1 Replies.
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06 Mar 2015 12:36 PM
    When I ordered my uniform, I figured I'd order everything as proper as I could, so I ordered the Superboot III's. I've taken care of them, but I've noticed that, with regular work, they do get scuffed very easily. I've had pieces of toe material rip out in chunks before, requiring supergluing them back in place and repolishing the toe again. This hasn't been any kind of egregious abuse, either. Maybe working down on a carpet or cement floor kind of scuffing.

    Has anyone else had this problem with the Superboot III's? Are these actually durable work boots, or are they really more of a "look pretty for inspections" kind of boot within the context of our active and reserve bretheren which have such a requirement?

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    11 May 2015 05:52 AM
    They are durable because every coastie is issued them to meet the uniform requirement. taking a gouge out of the leather is normal wear and tear. It happens. But if you keep a good coat of polish on them, they hold up better. I have for years taken fine sand paper to the boot leather to smooth it out, then coat the polish on. If you scuff the polish it is easier to re-polish. Don't get crazy with the sand paper though- I do that initial before first coat of polish goes on.

    As for a gouge, I have done that many times and just do the best I can with the leather polish. My super boot's have lasted on average of a year to two years before the sole wears out.
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