I own a pair of faux leather combat boots, I love them tremendously, in fact, I also have many pair of shoes that are made with faux leather and my favorite ones so far are faux leather cowboy boots and faux leather combat boots, the latter are very comfortable, highly durable, and most importantly, very stylish, no matter what jean I wear them with, they look amazing.
That’s why I’m going to give you some very important advice to take good care of them, the right way!
Is there a wrong way to take good care of your faux leather combat boots?
Of course, and it’s using the following:
- Any oil
- Shoe sprays
- and even wax!
If you use any of these products or ingredients on your faux leather combat boots, you will shorten their lifespan dramatically, even worse, they will start cracking and peeling when it starts getting warmer!
Indeed, faux leather fabrics are extremely sensitive to weather changes and rises in temperature, that’s why you must always apply the advice I’m going to give you in order to take excellent care of your faux leather combat boots.
The first one is to avoid using water as much as possible.
By this, I don’t mean walking when it’s rainy, I mean using water to clean them.
The chlorine, minerals, and other chemicals found in water, especially salt, which is present in tiny amounts, is going to be absorbed by the fabric and when it’s warm, you will find white patches all over your boots, these patches are not only very ugly, they are very damaging for the fabric and its color as well.
The only product I’m going to recommend using with your faux leather combat boots is saddle soap.
It’s very important not only to waterproof your boots, but to also keep them looking great.
The second thing you should do is let them breathe.
By this, I mean that if you keep wearing your combat boots every single day, they will deteriorate very quickly.
It’s because the faux leather fabric is going to absorb the moisture from your skin, not only that, but this moisture is saturated with minerals, destructive enzymes, and even bad smells from bacteria on your skin!
My advice is to wear your faux leather combat boots one day, and let them rest and breathe for at least two days, this way, they will stay good-looking and durable for at least many years.