HOW TO CONDITION LEATHER BOOTS
Leather boots are a great investment. They never go out of style, are durable and look great. However, they do need proper care to get the most out of them. Your best bet to keep your leather boots looking amazing and lasting forever is to condition them. Leather is skin after all, and skin needs moisture. Conditioned leather boots are happy leather boots. Here's how to condition leather boots.
WHAT NOT TO USE ON LEATHER BOOTS
Despite what you may have read on the internet, alternative leather conditioners do more harm than good. We do not recommend using things like olive oil or mink oil to condition your leather boots. If you use olive oil, eventually bacteria and mold will build up on the leather boots. If you use mink oil, it will oxidize your leather boots and harden them — the exact opposite result you want when conditioning leather. You should only use a premade leather conditioner, like Leather Honey Leather Conditioner.
6 STEPS TO CONDITION LEATHER BOOTS1. Clean the leather.You always want to clean your leather boots before conditioning them. Maybe they just need a quick wipe down or maybe they need a deeper cleaning. Either way, it's best to start with a clean product. The one exception to this is if you have a brand new pair of leather boots.
2. Remove the laces. If you haven't already removed the laces from your leather boots, go ahead and do that before proceeding.
3. Spot test. We always suggest spot testing Leather Honey on your leather boots before applying it all over. There should be no adverse reaction, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. Simply add a small amount of Leather Honey Leather Conditioner to a discrete area of the boot to see how the leather reacts.
4. Apply leather conditioner. You have two options for applying the conditioner to leather boots. You can apply a small amount of Leather Honey Leather Conditioner to a lint-free cloth and then rub the solution onto the boots. You can also use our premade leather conditioner wipes and gently wipe the boots down.
5. Allow the boots to dry. Once you have applied the leather conditioner to every crack and crevice on your boots, allow the solution to dry completely. We recommend waiting a full 24 hours if you can.
6. Wipe down and reply if necessary. If after 24 hours there remains any excess conditioner, wipe it away with a lint-free cloth. If your leather boots seem to need another round of conditioning, repeat the steps above.
MORE TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO CONDITION LEATHER BOOTS
Some common questions people have about conditioning leather boots.
Do leather boots need to be conditioned?
Yes, leather boots need to be conditioned. Leather is a natural substance that needs moisture to look its best and last as long as possible.
How do you condition leather boots at home?
You can condition leather boots at home by using a premade leather conditioner like Leather Honey Leather Conditioner. Do not use alternative products like mink oil, as it will eventually destroy your boots.
How often should leather boots be conditioned?
We suggest conditioning your leather boots every six months.