Your cowboy boots are the epitome of manliness and ruggedness. However, even the toughest boots need frequent love and care to keep them running and looking beautiful for longer. So whether you wear your boots year-round, only on the weekends or once in a blue moon, the following tips will keep your trusted boots in top shape for years to come.
Dust ‘Em Off
A long work day can leave your boots covered in dust, but if you want them to last, give them a good cleaning once you’re done for the day. You may think the dust and grime that collects on your boots adds to the rugged look you love, but those microscopic dirt particles can slowly eat away at your boot’s finish. To clean them up simply put some boot conditioner on a rag, wipe your boots and they’re ready for tomorrow!
Leather can easily dry out, leaving it cracked and damaged. The same thing can happen to your boots when they become wet and you decide to force-dry them with a blow dryer or any other heat source. To prevent any damage, let your boots dry naturally if they ever become wet or after you clean them out.
The elements can cause quite a bit of damage to your trusted pair of cowboy boots. To prevent this from happening, condition your boots as you see fit. This could be on a weekly or monthly basis depending on how often you wear your boots. However, make sure you know the proper care for your boot’s leather and avoid over-conditioning, which can often lead to mold.
Always Use a Boot Jack
After a long day or work, you might be inclined to slip off your boots by using your heels to pry them off. Doing this regularly, however, can cause damage to the leather area you are pressing on. A boot jack, which is designed to help you remove with boots with little effort, can help you prevent any damage to your boots.
Stay Tuned for More
At Don Juan Boots, we want to make sure your trusted boots stay by your side for years to come. Whether you’re sporting our Nile Crocodile boots or our Caiman Belly boots, proper care goes a long way. Be on the lookout for part two of our boot care series and make sure you visit us in the Rio Grande Valley for the hats, belts and other wester fashion articles that best fit your style. For more information about our services, give us a call in the RGV at 956.781.3194 today.