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I have several pairs of Nepal Tops (predecessor to the Nepal EVO).


My current ice climbing pair is ~10 years old and very heavily used, yet it performs and looks just about like new. I simply let it dry and brush off the occasional mud. Once in a while, I spray them with a can of silicone-based general purpose waterproofing spray. They are still 100% waterproof.


My other (larger) pair, which I use for mountaineering has been treated with various wax based boot-specific treatments and it looks terrible. Those treatments stiffen the leather. They are much LESS waterproof as a result than my ice climbing pair.


My advise: treat your boots as little as possible and stick with silicone based (non-wax) spray types.

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