Boot Care

General Care Instructions

  • Do not put your boots away if they are moist!  Dry them first.
  • Store your boots in a temperature-controlled environment.  
  • To retain the shape of the boot and prevent them from flopping over, use cedar boot and shoe trees.  Cedar trees will suck the moisture out of the boots, and cedar foot trees will retain the shape of the foot and ankle of the boot.  Support small businesses by purchasing these from your local cobbler or shoe store :) 
  • Keep your zippers clean and lubricated!  A grain of sand can misalign the teeth and break the zipper.  Use a toothbrush to clean the zipper after riding.  If the zipper feels like it is getting stuck, lubricate using any brand of zipper lubricant.  NEVER force a zipper!
  • Be nice to your boots.  If you take care of them, they will take care of you!

For Gaucho Leather (Waterproof)

  • Brush off any excess dirt and dust with a clean brush.
  • Use a warm, slightly damp cloth to clean off any buildup. It is not necessary to use soap to clean your boots.  If you decide to use some sort of leather or saddle soap, be sure to WIPE OFF the grimy layer when you are done cleaning.
  • Use a cream conditioner to hydrate the leather every so often.
  • Be sure to re-treat your leather with a waterproofer every few months.  
  • Do NOT polish.

For Natural Leather (Matte)

  • Brush off any excess dirt and dust with a clean brush.
  • Use a warm, slightly damp cloth to clean off any buildup. It is not necessary to use soap to clean your boots.  If you decide to use some sort of leather or saddle soap, be sure to WIPE OFF the grimy layer when you are done cleaning.
  • If the boot starts to lose its pigment or you want to shine it up for a special occasion, use a cream polish to restore the color and luster of the leather.

For Polished and Shiny Leather (Brushed and Patent)

  • Be gentle with these leathers!  They scratch easily and do not wear well.
  • Brush off any excess dirt and dust with a clean brush.
  • Use a warm, slightly damp cloth to clean off any buildup. It is not necessary to use soap to clean this leather.
  • Use patent spray to shine up your boots before a show or clinic.

For Suede Leather

  • Suede leather is NOT meant for daily use!  It is very delicate and attracts dirt and moisture.  
  • Keep your suede boots dry AT ALL TIMES!
  • Use a clean brush to wipe off any dirt or dust.
  • Be sure to treat your suede with a waterproofer every few months.