I've never owned a pair of leather boots before, and I am about to splash out and get a really awesome pair. I want to be able to look after these and make them last as long as possible.
I'd like to know
1. What do I need to buy, like types of oil or cleaning brushes? That kind of thing...
2. What routine should I do, like how often should I do maintanence?
3. Do's and don'ts?
4. Any other tips you can think of?
Thank you very much!
Most Helpful Guy
There is a section in Target that has all the cleaning products you will need. Pretty much just a brush to use, then polish, then brush again, and use a nylon last to give it a little extra shine.
Just don't polish them right before you have a guy kissing them, if you do that. Make sure it has dried for a few hours at least first.0
Most Helpful Girl
A nice pair of real leather boots is a fine investment! (Have you chosen a pair already? Make sure that it is all proper leather... sometimes they sell boots that are part leather and part synthetic leather, which ages just horribly... I'm not falling for that again!))
They might just offer you the right leather-care product in the shop, or you could ask if they have polish in the right colour, or what product they recommend.
You don't have to polish them all that often, just when they get a bit scuffy. Two brushes is good: one to dab into the polish and squish into the scuff marks, and the other to buff (swish lightly and quickly in a tangential motion for a minute or so until it is all shiney again)
It's not a big deal if they get wet or anything, although you might want to stuff them with newspaper overnight to help them dry out, and to keep the nice shape that you paid for...0