If you have new smooth leather boots, Nikwax Conditioner for Leather can be used to break them in without over-softening and also add Durable Water Repellency (DWR).
It should also be used periodically to maintain your smooth leather footwear; nourishing the leather by replacing tanning agents and lubricants, stopping it from becoming dry and stiff.
Nikwax Conditioner for Leather can also be used to restore suppleness to dried out leather and prolong the useful life of footwear.
The Snowy Mountains region of Australia can be harsh in winter. Look after your gear and explore deeper.