We’ll be honest with you: most things we sing the praises of here at RYE & RIVET aren’t exactly quick–whether waiting for your raws to break in, waiting for your bourbon to age, or waiting for your hand-hammered copper bottle opener to acquire the perfect patina, patience is key. But that doesn’t mean we’re beyond appreciating some instant gratification.
Sure, we geek out about a Sunday-night shoe polishing session as much as the next person, but you’ve got to admit that it leaves a little something to be desired convenience-wise. Enter: Oliberté’s Gorilla Wax. Housed in an unassuming (recycled!) cardboard tube, Gorilla wax waterproofs leather on contact– but the true beauty of its presentation is that it’s made for easy on-the-go touch-ups. No more painstakingly blocking out your weekend for a re-waxing session– just 1) channel your childhood Push-Pop nostalgia and 2) give your boots a few swipes of the stick. Then, toss it in your bag so it’s always handy– if you’ve got room for chapstick (and don’t even pretend you’re above carrying chapstick), you’ve got room for Gorilla Wax. Plus the sustainably-formulated recipe contains only four ingredients: organic beeswax, bee propolis, shea butter, and sunflower oil– so it’s worry-free from start to finish, even if your dog eats it. Not that we’re speaking from experience on that, cough cough. Get it here.