How To Properly Care For Your Custom Handmade Cowboy Boots September 16 2016

After you’ve invested in a beautiful pair of custom, handmade cowboy boots, you’ll want to make sure you care for them the right way. With the proper care and conditioning, your custom handmade cowboy boots will last for decades, if not a lifetime. Keep your boots in the best condition possible, and you’ll be able to pass them down to your family’s next generation of western wear lovers. When your boots start to look less than perfect and you can see dry, cracked lines in your leather – it’s time to care for your boots! Here’s a simple step-by-step care guide to follow.

Step One: Clean your Custom Handmade Cowboy Boots

When taking care of your custom handmade cowboy boots, make sure to keep them clean! Once it’s time for your boots to be thoroughly cleaned, make sure you’ve got the right tools. For really soiled boots, pick up some baby soap. Clean with the baby soap and rinse well with water. Normally, just brushing your boots or wiping with a damp rag should get off most of the dust and debris.

Step Two: Choose the Right Conditioner for your Leather Boots

The most important step to caring for your leather, handmade cowboy boots is to properly condition them. Buy a good quality leather conditioner made for boots. Apply the conditioner with a clean rag. If your boots are made of a lighter color leather or an exotic species of leather (like alligator or ostrich) make sure to perform a test spot with the conditioner. Sometimes, conditioners will darken leather, but the darkening is not always permanent. Apply more conditioner to drier areas of the boots, and less to areas that are the least worn.

Step Three: Wait for your Cowboy Boots to Absorb and Dry

After applying the right amount of conditioner to your boots, make sure to give them several hours for the conditioner to absorb. Usually, letting your boots sit for 24 hours is a good idea. You’ll know your boots are ready when they look dry.

Step Four: Polish your Handmade Cowboy Boots

Using a clean polishing rag, buff out your newly conditioned boots, removing any excess conditioner that hasn’t soaked in. Then, using a new, clean cloth and a quality leather polish, shine up your boots to your preferred level of sheen. Some people prefer a more matte look to their boots, so less polish is needed. But, if you like a great sheen, rub in that polish and shine!

By following these simple care steps and properly conditioning your handmade cowboy boots, you’ll keep the leather flexible and healthy, and your boots will last a lifetime and beyond.

If you are in the market for quality handmade working cowboy boots or custom handmade cowboy boots, Beck Boots is the right choice.  

With true artisans making your next pair of cowboy boots you are guaranteed to get the best.  Our customer satisfaction is extremely important to us so we ensure every customer is happy and that their fit is perfect.  If you don’t know your exact size, no problem.  Just go online and request one of our FREE sizing kits.  We will send it to you right away. Call Beck Boots today 806-373-1600. If you are in the area, visit our showroom located at 723 S. Georgia Street in Amarillo Texas.  Shop online our full line of instock cowboy boots and our working cowboy boots special, plan your custom cowboy boots purchase and shop our great line of cowboy boot accessories.


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