I asked 2 close friends what they used for treating their saddles, one came back with Bicks and the other a different product. I bought both and recently tried them on different leather hiking boots that had been treated first with saddle soap. What a difference! Bicks goes on easier, dries to the touch in a few minutes, takes a nice buffing without altering the color of my boots and left the leather feeling soft and supple. As a bonus because it is not tacky it will not attract and keep dirt in the welting of the boot. I am impressed with this product.