Cowboy boots tend to run a bit on the expensive side. This has a lot to do with the fact that with proper care these boots will last you for years and years. This is why buying cowboy boots is considered more of an investment rather than just a regular retail purchase. However, it is the regime of caring for the boots that will make them stick around for the long haul. So what exactly should you be doing to take the best care of your boots? Well that truly depends on the type of boots you have. Today we are going to address taking care of smooth leather cowboy boots.
It is imperative you use a boot brush to remove dirt from the leather pretty frequently. Built up dirt can cause the leather to warp and fade over time. And by “pretty frequently” we mean everyday. Well at least everyday that you wear them.
When the leather is smooth on your cowboy boots it requires some conditioning occasionally in order to keep the leather soft. This process is easy and simply means using specially made conditioner and rubbing it onto your boots in an even coat with a soft cloth.
Boot polish is a must for smooth leather cowboy boots. In order to keep your boots looking like new they need that glossy finish that they are known for. Apply a thin layer all over the boots with a dry, soft cloth. Matching the color of the polish to your boot is helpful or you can simply use a neutral colored polish.
Try to avoid wearing smooth leather cowboy boots in the rain and snow. Although they are ideal for keeping you feet warm in the cold, being exposure to moisture will undoubtedly cause your boots to wear out much faster.