Back when shoes, sandals, and boots were made entirely out of leather, most leather conditioners were made of fire-hazardous materials and produced toxic odors. In the early 1960s, Daniel McGowen (our founder) and a retired chemist worked together to develop a better way to treat leather shoes. They developed an odorless, toxin-free product and the Leather Honey conditioner formula was born.
Before mass producing the innovative leather conditioner, the two conducted an experiment to confirm its durability. They recruited a local mailman who spent his days walking miles in all kinds of weather. They treated one of his shoes with the formula and left the other shoe untreated. The durability of the Leather Honey leather conditioner was confirmed when the untreated shoe had to be replaced twice before the treated shoe.
Leather Boot & Shoe Cleaner
Get rid of stains, dirt, grime, mildew, and odors!
Leather shoes and boots take a lot of abuse each time you wear them. It's important to know how to clean leather boots and shoes. The best way to clean leather footwear is to use a premium leather cleaner that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals and drying agents (which take away moisture). Investing in a good leather shoe cleaner can elongate the life of your leather footwear. Plus, taking the time to clean dirt and stains can restore the look of boots, sandals, loafers and heels each season.
People choose Leather Honey Leather Cleaner as their leather boot cleaner because it is a gentle cleaner that works on all types of leather shoes and boots (except suede) and works well with our best-selling leather conditioner.
Over the years we have also found that our leather conditioner works well on exotic leathers like lizard, alligator, eel, sheepskin, snakeskin, sting ray, and more.
Leather Boot & Shoe Conditioner
Our best-selling leather conditioner works to soften and restore your leather
New leather shoes, and ones you haven’t worn in a while, can feel stiff due to lack of moisture. If you try to “break them in” you may cause the leather to crack (and hurt your feet in the process). Our leather conditioner acts as a leather softener for shoes and boots. It provides moisture which makes the leather pliable and supple again.
Conditioning shoe and boot leather on a regular basis (about every 6 months if you wear the same pair of footwear regularly, or when you take your boots out of storage) will restore your leather. It is pretty simple to do yourself. Before you start, make sure you use a leather cleaner for shoes and boots - you want to start with clean leather. Then, start by testing a small, inconspicuous area. Then rub a thin, even coat of Leather Honey Leather Conditioner over the leather parts of the shoes.
A little bit of the product goes a long way, so the coat you apply does not have to be thick. Allow the shoes to sit for at least two hours (preferably overnight) then wipe off any excess product.
Complete Leather Care for Boots & Shoes
Get everything you need for your leather with our product bundles.
True leather shoe care involves cleaning and conditioning – you first remove stains and dirt with a gentle cleaner and then you restore and protect the leather with a premium conditioner. Sold exclusively on our website, our product bundles include Leather Honey conditioner, cleaner, and application cloths. Just decide what size conditioner you need and select your bundle below.
Leather Honey premium conditioner, Leather Honey cleaner, and 2 application cloths.
What Our Customers Say
We pride ourselves on our positive customer reviews and the numerous people who have used our leather products and loved the results. Read our testimonials for yourself. You pay good money for leather footwear – and once those shoes and boots get comfortable, you want them to last. You can have attractive footwear all year long by cleaning and conditioning on a regular basis, with great products that provide results!
My wife and I recently moved here from Northern Vermont. All the great horse loggers of the Northeast kingdom of Vermont use Leather Honey religiously, and it has been highly recommended for leather boot waterproofing.