Boot Care

The best way to look after your western boots is:

For smooth leather:

  1. Wipe off dirt and residue with a soft cloth.
  2. Polish with a colour (as close as possible to the original colour) with a lanolin cream or a wax paste.
  3. Condition the leather with a leather care product designed to re-moisturize the leather (again, be careful not to darken the lighter coloured leathers)
  4. Water proof with a silicon spray or mink oil(careful that the mink oil does not darken light colours) leather soles should be water proofed as well.




For suede or distressed leathers:

  1. Wipe off dirt and residue with a soft cloth
  2. Clean with a special Nubuck /suede cleaner.
  3. Water proof with only spray designed for suede and Nubuck. Leather soles should be water proofed as well.
    ( For suede only, a stiff bristle or wire brush can lift the nap off suede leather that is worn smooth)

Exotic leathers

Western Wear, Cowboy Boots
  1. Wipe off dirt and residue with a soft cloth
  2. Clean with delicate exotic leather cleaner.
  3. Polish with lanolin based boot cream, not wax
  4. Finish with patent leather finish spray to keep the natural shine and colour of the exotic leather. Do not use silicon spray.
  • Salt and moisture from the street and from the foot will cause leather to deteriorate. If your cleaner does not remove the salt, apply a salt remover.
  • Boots will last longer if they are not worn the two days in a row. Try to give the boots at least 48 hours to dry inside and out.
  • For storage, boot trees are best to keep the shape . Scrunched up newspaper can work well to keep the shape.