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The rules that apply to care and conditioning of cowboy boots are very simple. Care for your leather cowboy boots and other leather goods in much the same manner as you treat your skin. The leather in your cowboy boots requires nutrients to keep them supple and strong. However, as with your favorite, comfortable worn-in jeans, the casual distressed look your boots will acquire with wear is a great look!
Using boot trees in your cowboy boots is recommended to help maintain their shape.
The four steps for proper leather cowboy boot care are:
3. Polish and
Dirt and dust are leather cowboy boots' worst enemies. Wiping down often with a damp cloth can prevent dirt and dust from cutting away at the microscopic fibers that make leather strong and durable. Boots should be cleaned with Saddle Soap. Do not use regular soap!
Condition leather cowboy boots only when they are clean and dry so the conditioner can penetrate through the pores to keep the leather soft and pliable. Lanolin-based conditioners are best. Too much oil or wax can clog the pores, which causes the leather to dry out. Also, oils and waxes attract dust.
Rejuvenate cowboy boots by applying our leather dressing. This will cover scratches and bring a glossy finish to the leather.
More Helpful Tips
Use edge dressing to make soles and heels look new.
Let boots dry at room temperature, never dry over direct heat.
Do not store in cold or damp places; mildew can damage cowboy boots.
Use a Boot Jack to get your boots on and off.
Use the Boot Trees! These will take moisture out of the boot and maintain the shape for long life. Without them your boots will curl up, hurting the leather and become prematurely aged!