When protecting your leather boots, you want to ensure that you start taking care of them from the moment you take them out of the box. Leather Honey suggests adding a waterproof barrier to your shoes to prevent being caught in a puddle without protection. If your shoes get wet, you want to ensure that you dry them off as soon as possible to prevent the water from staining the leather. Don’t put them near a heat source, as this will only crack and break the leather.
Täōs Footwear recommends keeping the leather moisturized to keep your boots in great shape. While shoes won’t last forever, having your footwear treated with a leather conditioner will ensure they stay moisturized and in great shape; dry leather will let them break much quicker than if they were moisturized. When the fabric is dried, you’ll notice more cracking and creases in the boot. To apply the conditioner, simply rub it into the leather with a soft cloth for a smooth finish.