How to Care for Cowboy Boots

Extend the life of your cowboy boots by keeping them clean, conditioned, polished, and protected.

You will need

  • Cowboy boots
  • Damp cloth
  • Brush
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Pencil eraser
  • Leather conditioner
  • Boot cream
  • Soft cloths
  • Boot dryer
  • Boot tree

Step 1 Remove dirt Remove dirt from your cowboy boots with a damp cloth, followed by a good brushing.

Step 2 Get rid of stubborn stains Get rid of stubborn sticky stains, such as alcohol or dried soda, by using a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar.

Step 3 Remove scuffs and marks Remove small scuffs and marks with a pencil eraser.

Step 4 Apply a leather conditioner Apply leather conditioner to prevent the boot from drying out and to prevent water from being absorbed into the leather.

Step 5 Keep boots shiny Keep your boots shiny by applying boot cream, and buff the boots with a soft cloth.

Step 6 Allow boots to dry Allow your boots to dry at room temperature or dry them in a boot dryer.

Step 7 Use a boot tree Prolong the life of your boots and help maintain their original shape by using a boot tree when you’re not wearing them. Do it right or get off the horse.