Leder-Gris Original is a mixture of 70% wax and 30% oil.
This is Altberg Leder Gris 80g CLEAR Wax
It has been developed for everyday use in average UK conditions.
The wax provides waterproofing, as it dries it remains on or just below the surface.
The oil goes deeper into the leather, and helps to maintain the leathers suppleness by replacing leather oils lost during the drying out process. If leather oils are not replaced, then boots will be more likely to show signs of flex cracking earlier.
Medium oil content: restorative levels of leather oils are average
High wax content: waxes are a mixture of synthetic bees waxes content is above average
Regular use: Leder-Gris Original can be used regularly it will not over-soften , or damage leather if used excessively.
INCREASES WATER REPELLENCY; KEEPS LEATHER MORE SUPPLE
SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR WATER-REPELLENT LEATHER
LEDER-GRIS ORIGINAL is a waterproofing treatment for regular use on medium and heavy leathers
Leder-Gris works on two levels:-
The waxes remain on the surface to increase water resistance.
The oil penetrates beneath the surface to help keep the leather more supple.
BOOTCARE ADVICE - from Alt-Berg
NEVER DRY QUICKLY
NEVER DRY NEAR HEAT
NEVER DRY OR LEAVE IN SUNLIGHT
NEVER FORCE DRY IN ANY WAY
USE LEDER-GRIS (GREEN LABEL) REGULARLY
USE LEDER-GRIS XTREME (RED LABEL) OCCASIONALLY
BRUSH IN LEDER-GRIS WHEN THE BOOTS ARE ALMOST DRY
USE THE BRUSH TO WORK AND DRIVE THE WAX OIL INTO THE LEATHER
ALWAYS TREAT WITH LEDER-GRIS BEFORE STORAGE
IF LEATHER SHOWS SIGNS OF HARDENING OR AFTER EXTREME WET USE LEDER-GRIS XTREME AS A 'ONE OFF' TREATMENT
ALT-BERG RECOMMEND LEDER-GRIS - ALT-BERG DO NOT RECOMMEND DUBBINS, SADDLE SOAP OR ANY KIWI TYPE POLISHES.
All leather will eventually show signs of cracking where the boot flexes.
Treatment with Leder-Gris will slow down the rate at which this cracking will occur.
Drying boots too quickly will harden the leather and accelerate flex cracking.
Rapid drying may also shrink the boot and alter the fitting.
Let boots dry naturally in a cool place.
For orders below £100 it's currently a very reasonable £3.50 charge.
* We are currently unable to offer an international order/delivery service. Delivery to BFPO usually counts as UK mainland, though (and some BFPO locations are also VAT-exempt).
Orders received by us before 12 Noon are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post or via our courier - depending on their size, weight, value and destination.
Orders received by us from Monday to Noon on Friday are usually delivered the next working day (working days are defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive).
Orders received by us from Friday afternoon to Noon on Monday are generally delivered on Tuesday.
Please note: We usually contact you personally to clarify delivery instructions for larger / more expensive items. This can add a short delay in despatching your order.
For Click & Collect: Please bring order confirmation, the card used for purchase and photo ID to collect your order from our Keswick store during normal opening hours. Please allow 2 working days.