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    02-25-2009, 01:31 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Cleaning boots

Do you clean your paddock boots after every use? I just got a pair of Ariat paddock boots that cost a pretty penny and I don't want to ruin them before they are even broken in. I wiped them down with warm wet wash cloth. Is that good enough?
     
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    02-25-2009, 02:00 AM
  #2
Trained
I just clean off my ariat boots with warm water.. well a damp cloth with warm water.
     
    02-25-2009, 02:26 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Cool that's what I did, but wasn't sure if it would dry them out.
     
    02-25-2009, 10:28 AM
  #4
Weanling
I wear my Ariat paddock boots all the time. If they ever get muddy I wait for them to dry, and then brush off the caked on dirt. Though, to be honest, I tend to just leave them dirty.
     
    02-25-2009, 10:57 AM
  #5
Green Broke
No saddle soap or conditioner/oil! Just clean them with water. You can use a mild soap like castile soap if they get really dirty. Use boot cream polish every few months to keep the leather supple and conditioned.

Kiwi boot care kit is a good one. It has cleaner and polish with appropriate brushes and whatnot.
KIWI Shoe Care Kit 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Some good boot care tips:
http://www.allensboots.com/site/page...9-pn_Boot_Care
http://www.nashvilleboots.com/boot_care_35_ctg.htm

Ariat's recommendations: http://www.ariat.com/leather_care.aspx
The Ariat cleaners and conditioner are very nice products.
     
    02-25-2009, 04:50 PM
  #6
Weanling
I only clean my poddack boots before and after shows. I use a wash cloth with warm water to just wipe them down. :)
     
    02-25-2009, 05:01 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Thanks luvs2ride!
     
    02-25-2009, 05:34 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by free_sprtd    
cool that's what I did, but wasn't sure if it would dry them out.
Luv2Ride has the right idea. What I will normally do is use leather conditioner in the summer, I whip them down like you do and will condition them twice a month (if the weather needs it, it gets around 106 here in the summer). In the winter I will apply mink Oil before the rain starts to come down and that also helps protect them. I have a seperate pair of boots that I show in so they don't get too much attenchion until the day before and after a show. I LOVE Ariat though, I've had my paddock boots for over 8 years and they don't look it yet.
     
    02-25-2009, 06:59 PM
  #9
Weanling
I've had mine for two years and I have yet to clean them, lol.
     
    02-26-2009, 01:46 AM
  #10
Foal
In addition to wiping them off after a ride, I condition my paddock boots and field boots 1-2 times a month with Meltonian All-Purpose Cleaner & Conditioner. It makes them look like new and prevents the leather from drying out.
     

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