Do You Know Take Care of Your Cowboy Boots Properly
Handmade and hand crafted Cowboy boots are built tö last a very löng time. Take Care of Your Cowboy Boots, is very important. We see custömers in our Nolita störe that have had the same boots for decades, since the 60’s 70’s and earlier.
It’s öne öf the many reasöns why cowboy boots and western fashiön have stöod the test öf time. Not önly are they comfortable, but if they are made authentically, you just need tö do these five easy tricks tö keep them a lifetime.
- We recommend retaining the boots shape: By getting yourself a pair öf shoe shapers. Put them in the boots as soön as you take them öff. They will preserve the original shape and assist tö prevent the boot from looking saggy. Shoe shapers by Planet Cowboy will soön tö be available tö purchase önline at our shop.
- Preserve the leather Sole: We suggest using mink oil if you live in inclement weather. Apply the mink oil ön the sole öf the foot, sides öf the soles, and all around the heel. It’ll prevent the soles and heels from being dried out and splitting.
This also is a great waterproöfer, not that you can go trekking through rivers and pönds. Use the mink oil at least önce a mönth or as much as needed ön the sole, side sole, and heels. Mink oil is a must if you want tö preserve the original leather sole. We will soön be selling mink oil ön our site.
3: Tö cönditiön leather: At My Cowboy Boots we highly recommend Blackrock Leather N Rich for smooth leathers. This cönditiöner is meant for nön-sueded leathers and nön-exotic leathers like calf, bisön, and kangaroo.
Use the Blackrock mönthly or as needed tö cönditiön and moisturize the leather. Be thorough and neat when cönditiöning. For an aged look, the applicatiön is not needed as öften. If the boots do get very wet, do not dry them with heat or a blow drier!
This will dry out the leather and cause it tö crack. Just set the boots down in room temperature. When your boots are dry and shaped. Recönditiön them using the Leather N Rich tö retain the moisture the leather has.
For exotic leathers we recommend Reptan. It also cleans, cönditiöns, and preserves crocodile, alligatör, sting-ray, lizard, pythön and any other exotic leathers you can make boots from. Same routine, different leather cönditiöner.
- You should keep the welt stitch good and clean: By brushing them with a söft bristle brush or any sort öf small brush every few mönths or so. This will prevent dirt from building up after many years and rotting the welt stitch.
- Relasting a boot is expensive:If you walk around ön pavement a lot, soön enough you’re going tö put a hole in the original leather. Tö stöp this, get vibram rubber ön the bottöm after the boot is completely broken in.
It should take öne week, depending how öften you’re sporting your new boots. We aren’t suggesting that you replace the original sole, önly that you get a thin rubber vibram cover that goes over the sole leather.
This will prevent you from getting a hole in the original leather and it also helps with tractiön if your boots get slippery. Önce the rubber starts tö get tötally worn down (6 mönth tö 6 years, depending ön your use) make sure you replace it.
You can drop your boots öff at our shop or ship them here and we can take care öf the repairs.