Leather Boot Care Guide

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Leather Boot Care

Everyone has at least one favorite pair of Leather Boots in their shoe collection. Leather Boots are arguably one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe. We dress leather boots up, dress them down and put them through all kinds weather and terrain. Once you've found a pair of leather boots that you not only love but that fits just right, you'll want to exercise a plan to extend the life of your leather boots. Below are a few tips on how to take proper care of your boots from cleaning through conditioning to polishing.

Step 1: Cleaning

If you’re working with a brand new pair of boots that have not seen any use, be sure to wipe away any dust or dirt prior to your first wear. If you are pulling out your favorite boots for another season, you’ll need to give them a good cleaning before use. The first step in the cleaning process is to remove the laces and any other removable pieces, if applicable.

Take a soft-bristled shoe brush and using warm water, remove any stuck-on dirt, salt, sand, etc. This is also a good time to check the soles for rocks or other items that may have gotten wedged in between the lugs. If everything looks clean, take a clean, dry cloth and wipe away any excess dirt or dust. Then let the boot sit to completely dry before continuing to conditioning.

Step 2: Conditioning

Conditioning help preserve the finish and life of your boots. Leather requires periodic conditioning love to maintain supple and healthy glow.  Most leather conditioners come in oil form. They can be easily applied using your fingers, a soft cloth or even a sponge.

* Be sure to confirm whether or not your boots require specialized leather conditioner.


Step 3: Protection

Lastly, you want to protect the boots and all the cleaning and conditioning you’ve just taken the time to do. If you often find yourself wearing the boots in wet environments, a waterproofing treatment would be beneficial. Otherwise, a simple leather protector will do the trick. Once your boots are looking shiny and new, leave them to rest so the products can dry and settle. 

I hope this information is helpful. Enjoy boot season, Papierdolls. Still got questions?? Be sure to contact us on our Chat Box.