If you have invested in a pair of cowboy boots, you might enjoy how comfortable they are and how nice they feel on your feet. However, you might not know exactly how to take care of these leather boots. Here are some tips for caring your your cowboy boots so that they look as good as possible for as long a time as possible.
1. Clean Your Boots Regularly
Dust and dirt can quickly build up and cause damage to your leather cowboy boots, as well as just make them look less nice and polished. In order to avoid this happening, try to get into the habit of cleaning your boots once every few weeks. In order to get rid of basic dust buildup, you can use a cloth that is slightly damp. If you have spots that are resistant to this treatment, consider getting shoe cleaner that is specifically designed for leather shoes to get rid of these stains. For mud that has built up around the heels of the boot or in the cracks and crevices, make sure that you use a toothbrush in order to remove it.
2. Polish Your Boots Correctly
You also need to get into the habit of polishing your boots correctly. You need to apply a polish that matches in slow layers. After you apply each layer, allow it to dry, and then buff it. If the boot does not have the level of shine that you are looking for, apply another layer of polish to the boot and buff it again. Keep doing this until the boots look the way that you want. The polish will also reduce the chances that the dust and dirt will damage your boot.
3. Use Conditioner
Finally, make sure that whenever you clean your boots that you also condition them. This will keep the leather from getting cracked and dried out. When you start conditioning your boots, start with a dime-size amount of the conditioner. If it is absorbed into the boots immediately, add another half of a dime. Keep slowly adding more conditioner in small amounts in order to make sure that you don't make your boots so slimy that you have to clean them again.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in western clothing and cowboy boots. They will have more information about how you should be caring for your leather boots.