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  • How to keep leather boots tall good condition
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    09-30-2011, 10:18 PM
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Foal
Keeping tall boots shiny?

I have to wear mine quite often (lessons and IEA shows) so I need to keep them super clean. Currently I wipe them down with a damp paper towel and polish them with Kiwi Outdoor leather polish. I have used Crisco on my paddock boots and it worked pretty well, but I am skeptical about using it on my tall boots.

Tips?
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    09-30-2011, 11:04 PM
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Green Broke
Leather cleaner and conditioner are always a good choice.
     
    09-30-2011, 11:49 PM
  #3
Foal
What brands?
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    09-30-2011, 11:56 PM
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Trained
A really good polish & conditioner I stumbled upon is Carr Day & Martin. Black boot polish & conditioner. Works great for biker leathers as well.
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    10-06-2011, 07:55 PM
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Started
I have my boyfriend shine my boots, he was in the navy for 4 years so he gets them to look really nice, unfortunately he hasn't done it in a while since he's been working a lot. Maybe I can get him to do it this weekend, they are looking kinda dirty. He uses lexol leather cleaner and conditioner and then just black shoe polish we got at walmat.
     
    10-06-2011, 08:38 PM
  #6
Yearling
I use a leather cleaner/waterproofer/shiner called Urad. It works SOOOO well!! My boots aren't shiny but these make them look gorgeous. I recommend it for everyone!
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    10-07-2011, 06:56 AM
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Foal
Black boot polish on the outsides, Dubbin on the insides and then polished over the boot polish with your Dubbin rag. Beautiful & shiny and the Dubbin gives you a little extra grip on the inside
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    10-08-2011, 09:04 PM
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Foal
Legitimately ANYTHING by carr day & martin is amazing - even hermès sells it!
I know that to clean i'd use lexol cleaner and conditioner, it works really well, and to polish use carr day & martin or kiwi, and use a polishing brush all over the boot so that the friction works the polish in, finish off with a buffing cloth.
The best secret trick to an incredible shine AND to help your boots stop squeaking against your saddle is to rub them down with a pari old old tights or pantyhose (anything of that material)
Works so well!
     
    10-16-2011, 08:02 PM
  #9
Foal
I just bought Lexol wipes. Will get some Kiwi polish tomorrow. And the tights trick worked! No more squeaking!
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    10-16-2011, 08:04 PM
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Foal
Aha no problem :)
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