Meindl Sports Wax - worth it? - ClubTread Community
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Starting Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: , , .
Posts: 10
Default Meindl Sports Wax - worth it?

I just bought a pair of Meindls from AJ Brooks. They recommended using the Meindl Sport Wax to condition, waterproof, etc. How does this compare to Nikwax or Dubbin?
Also, often do you wax your boots? They told me to do it after every hike to avoid having the leather shrink. This seems like overkill if you're doing day hikes every weekend.
islandgirl76 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 01:21 PM
Intermediate Member
happiestoutdoors's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Raincouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Posts: 794

I have a pair of Meindels from AJ Brooks as well. My boyfriend has some too and we end up buying a couple of little containers of the sport wax every year. Before the first hike I ever took with my boots, I waxed them, then dried them with a blow-dryer (be careful not to burn the leather) about 6 or 7 times. I stopped when the leather stopped absorbing the wax. Now I wax my boots every couple of months. I hike a lot in the snow and in wet weather, so I just pay attention to when my boots stop "beading up" with water. If they aren't beading up, it's time to wax again.

Be careful to treat your Meindls carefully. They will last a long time if you take care of them. They recommend that you clean them (brush them off, clean off any mud) after each trip. This makes the wax in the leather able to better do its job. If you don't take care of your boots and you ever have a problem with them, you will be in trouble with the German guy who works at A.J. Brooks. If you don't take care of your boots, he will chew you out! It's scary, and it keeps me motivated to take care of my boots.

So yes, the Meindel wax is worth it. I like it better than the Biwell wax I bought at MEC. These are both beeswax based (not sure what's in Nikwax and Dubbin). You have to remember when using wax that you lose any breathability your boot might have had so you might get sweaty feet. But you do get super dry feet. I have never had wet or cold feet in my Meindels. And the dry feet make up for the occaisional day of sweaty feet in the summer.

Enjoy your Meindels!
happiestoutdoors is online now  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 12:40 PM
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: , , .
Posts: 71

A guy in Altus told me to be careful of using bee's wax because it makes the leather a lot softer than "regular" wax. Not sure if there's any truth in that.
TonyD is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the ClubTread Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1