How to Keep Your Leather Boots Looking Great All Winter

How to Keep Your Leather Boots Looking Great All Winter

Winter weather can be brutal. Depending on where you live, you may have to deal with rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and other frigid natural elements. Any one of these conditions can do a number on your favorite cold-weather shoes, especially your favorite soft leather boots.

Not sure how to take care of leather boots in this type of weather? Read on to discover how to take care of leather boots and keep them looking fabulous all winter long – no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

General Cleaning for Ladies Leather Boots

If you want to clean your soft leather boots, it’s important to know how to do so without damaging the shoe. Your first step will be to wipe off any dirt or debris from your shoe with a dry towel before you start using any sort of soap.

For general cleaning, saddle soap is perfect. Get a damp cloth and rub it in the saddle soap to create a soapy lather. Rub the soap into the boot and then wipe off the excess with a cleaner and drier part of your cloth.

This is an easy way to keep your comfortable fall boots looking their best. If you wore your Work It High pair of leather ankle boots to the pumpkin patch and they got a bit muddy, this will have them looking as good as new in no time.

Removing Salt Stains From Soft Leather Boots

When winter comes, the streets will get a dusting of salt to prevent cars from sliding on ice. This is great for drivers, but not so great for your leather ankle or lace up boots. To get rid of the salt stains, mix equal parts white vinegar and water. Then, dip a soft cloth in the mix and wipe off the stains. They should vanish very quickly and leave your soft leather boots looking good as new.

Getting Rid of Scuffs

Scuffs are far easier to get rid of on ladies leather boots than you think. All you need is a cloth and some baking soda. Get the cloth slightly damp, dip it into a little baking soda, then rub the scuffs until the disappear. After, make sure you wipe any excess baking soda from your shoe and let the leather dry. You can then buff it to give a nice bit of shine.

Use Leather Conditioner on Your Tall, Lace Up, and Ankle Boots

Saddle soap helps protect your soft leather boots to some extent, but to show your boots some extra love, conditioning them after using saddle soap will give the leather a great suppleness. If your boots are particularly dry or stiff, conditioning them will transform them back into the soft and comfortable fall boots you first bought. It’s easy to do, too: Just use a dry cloth to rub the conditioner into the leather until you can’t see it anymore. Let it soak into the boot and dry.

If you have a tall womens leather boot like the Tall Crave, this is an excellent way to keep your shoe fitting well. Since it goes up your calves, you will want to ensure your favorite pair of comfortable fall boots will move with you. Conditioning the leather is a great way to extend their life and keep them feeling – and looking – like new.

Waterproofing Your Comfortable Fall Boots

Winter weather is unpredictable, and it’s more likely than not that there will be some sort of moisture on the ground. While a ladies leather boot will certainly help keep your feet more dry than a canvas sneaker would, it’s important to waterproof them to keep to the shoe functional.

To understand how to take care of leather boots and prevent damage, you should spray them with a protective barrier, such as waterproofing spray. Before you do, make sure your boots have be cleaned thoroughly and are completely dry.

Opt for the Best Sandals for Flat Feet

If you’re trying to waterproof a leather lace up boot like Crave, you may think that the process will be complicated. But, waterproofing is a straightforward task. Even with laces and buckles decorating your leather boots, you can still just spray the whole boot with the special solution.


Crave Black


Shining is an Essential Part of Taking Care of Your Leather Boots

Whether your comfortable fall boots are brown or black, giving them a good shoe shine every now and again will keep them looking their best. Before you begin, it’s key that you get shoe shine to match the color of your boot. If your tall leather boot matches the color of the cognac Cutie, then you will look for a light brown boot polish.

Taos Cutie Boots

Obviously, a black boot will require a black boot polish. But, if you’re cleaning a multi-toned leather lace up boot, like the Crave in a Chocolate Plaid color, you can mix and match as you see fit. For example, if the toe of the boot is black or deep brown, but the body is a lighter brown, make sure to use coordinating colors of shoe polish.

Taos Crave Chocolate Plaid

Of course, before shining your soft leather boots, make sure they are clean of debris. You can then rub the polish into the leather. Buff it out with a soft cloth and voila! Your comfortable fall boots will look brand new.