To keep your boots in good shape it is recommended that you clean, condition, and protect them. Regularly brush off any loose dirt and dust. Certain leather finishes allow for you to wipe down with a damp cloth but please always test a small area to make sure there will be no damage. If your boots get wet, let them dry naturally. Avoid drying them near heat or direct sunlight. (Direct sunlight will cause them to fade). Conditioning of the leather should occur when it is clean and dry. Too much oil or wax can attract dust and clog the pores causing dryness. *Old Gringo does not have a specific product to recommend to you, please ask your local leather/shoe repair person for recommendations. Let them know our boots are dyed using vegetable dyes. Always test on a small spot on the instep of the boot and wait 24 hours before using on the entire boot. .Do not store your boots in damp places and allow them to breathe wherever stored. Applying a water and stain protector is recommended. *Again, we do not have a specific product we recommend*
Lastly boot care essential: A good shoe repair person. Become familiar with your local cobbler or search for one that is very dedicated to their trade. They can recommend boot products specifically for your boots and the look you want your boots to keep.
Please note the proper care of boots may differ and be unique to the type of leather and finish a single boot may have. Here are some examples:
There’s a reason this style is so comfortable and has been a top seller for years - it is made of high-quality goatskin, and as such will conform to your foot and fit you like a glove. For this same reason, you should take care NOT to run your toes into or under anything harder than your pillow! Also, this style is meant to look like an animal found in the wild: there are not spots all over the boot, just like there are not spots all over a leopard! The pattern is screen printed using a very sophisticated method, and it is inherent with the style that some of the print will rub off if repeatedly in contact with denim jeans or other heavy material.