Caring for your Boots: 4 Tips for Leather Footwear Owners

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If you decide to invest in good quality boots, it is highly recommended that you take good care of those little bundles of joy. It is true that boots enhance your personality and make you look good, but do you nurture them properly? Do you take good care of them? Well, many of us don’t even know how to look after our boots.

Here are some tips for you to follow to keep your boots in good shape.

  •   Leather boots demand constant care

Leather boots tend to sag and experience cracks if they are not properly looked after. Regular cleaning and polishing work as an elixir for leather boots. Since boots are highly exposed to dirt and pollution, it is important to clean the boots regularly with the help of a damp rag and saddle soap. The increasing demand for leather boots in the industry according to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), might lead to high supply in the future. With quality comes a sense of reasonability- you should take utmost care for your leather boots.

Polishing and conditioning your boots revive them and make them look gorgeous. Use appropriate and good quality polishing and conditioning agents to nurture your boots. Polishing and conditioning the boots not only make them look good but also protects your boots from further damage.

  • Use protective leather creams to treat leather discoloration

Discoloration of the boots can make them look deteriorated and worn off. Clean the leather boots thoroughly with the leather preparation product. An easy fix to leather discoloration is to apply a good quality leather cream with a small brush. For more extreme fading, tears, or scuffs, take your boots into a repair shop to have them handle. Apply the prep product to the abrasive side of a sponge and work it onto the leather boots in circular motions.

  • Add rubber sole for durability

Add a thin protective rubber sole to the existing sole in order to extend the life of your soles. The service can be availed through many boots service shops, which varies in price depending on the boots, but typically ranges from $34 to $40 for slightly worn-out boots. Keep an eye on the heels of your boots. The experts at advise that you must replace them as soon as they start deteriorating. The longer you wait, the more it is going to be costly to replace the damaged heels of the boots. Monitor the condition of the heels of your boots and keep replacing them regularly.

  • Keep your boots in shape with the help of boot trees

Use adjustable boot trees to keep your boots in good shape. It works as protective armor for your boots and keeps your boots in perfect shape.

Investing in good care products for your boots cannot be a decision that you will regret. Changing weather conditions can ruin the quality of your favorite boots, it is your duty to keep them safe and make them last longer. Well-conditioned and nurtured boots will bring out the best in your look. 


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