How To Clean Leather Boots
- Clean cloths
- Soft-bristled cleaning brush
- Leather cleaner or soap, or white vinegar (optional)
- Leather Cream (or Polishing Pad)
How Often Should I Clean My Leather Boots?
In general, you want to clean leather boots often and well…but not too often. Ideally, you’d be wiping your Blundstone boots down (not fully cleaning them) with a damp cloth after every major outing. Barring that, though, just try to give them the complete treatment every month or so.
Something else to note: leather tends to lose its natural oils over time and dry out. Conditioning it enriches the natural color, gives the leather a soft, supple texture, and restores its resiliency and water-repellency. It also actively strengthens the fibers, which means the leather will last longer, too.
You can condition your leather goods 2-4 times a year or as often as they need it — whenever it starts to feel rough or dry. Conditioning may darken your leather a bit, but it should lighten back up after a few days.
Keep Your Blundstone Boots Looking (Almost) New
At the end of the day, we’re less concerned with how to keep your shoes looking brand new than we are with keeping them in good condition over years of use — after all, a little wear adds character.
That being said, leather is handsome and durable…but it’s not magic. Even the best-made boots require a little care and maintenance to keep performing the way you want them to. This is definitely a situation where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: the longer you wait, the harder it’s going to be to restore your Blundstones to peak condition.