While we’re still perched on the edge of winter, now’s an excellent time to give your winter boots and shoes of choice a little preemptive wax. It’ll only take 45 minutes, and you’ll be a lot happier once the first layer of snow comes down.

Simple Threads gave a quick how-to over the weekend, but there’s not all that much to it. Just take off the laces, rub it down, let it sit for half an hour and then wipe everything off with a clean cloth. Our favorite wax is from Angelus (a tip from George Esquivel), but as long as you match the color of your shoes, you’ll be fine.

In a few weeks’ time, when you find yourself stomping through a few inches of snow, you’ll be fully protected.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom