How To Care For Your Cowboy Boots

Posted on: 17 December 2015

If you love your cowboy boots, make sure you show it by taking very good care of them. The cleaning method you use will be based on the type of leather your boot has and how you would like your boot to look.

Wipe Off Your Boots

After you take your boots off, make sure to clean them. Use a damp cloth to dust your boots off. Use a toothbrush to reach crevices that are difficult to clean. Dirt and debris will wear out the leather boots over time and ruin them.

Use The Appropriate Soap

If you must use soap, choose a type that is designed for leather. Soaps are only necessary if your boots are very dirty and you are struggling to clean them using other methods. Also, you might need to use soaps if you have been applying too much polish. Use a rag to remove excess cleaner afterward and allow the cowboy boot to dry. After dried, look for any dirt or gunk left behind and repeat the process if you find any.

Consider Using A Conditioner

Conditioners can keep cowboy boots supple by lubricating the fibers. Use a conditioner designed for leather. Understand the type of leather you have and make sure that the conditioner is designed for that type of leather. Use a soft brush to apply the conditioner evenly as a single coat. Conditioner needs to be worked into the leather to penetrate the fibers rather than simply allowing the conditioner to sit on the surface.

Decide Whether You'd Like A Polish

If you like boots that have a sheen, apply cream polish. Choose a polish that matches the color of your boot. Rub the polish into the boot using a cloth. Also, apply a light coat of non-silicone stain if you are concerned with water damage.

Use a Cowboy Jack

Cowboy boots are designed to be difficult to take off. Straining to improperly take off cowboy boots can cause you to damage them. Therefore, you should consider getting a cowboy jack. Do not use the heel of one of your boots to try to pry off the opposite boot.

Your cowboy boots can become a part of your identity and it can be sad to throw out boots you have worn so long. But if you use these methods, it will be a long time before you need to purchase another pair.

To learn more about cowboy boots, contact a company like Cowpokes


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