Here are the most important advice in order to maintain, clean, and even repair your faux leather cowboy boots.
I have a confession to make, I love cowboy boots! But since becoming vegan, I started avoiding leather products altogether, and this left me a little sad because I no longer could enjoy my cowboy boots, after all, an animal had to suffer in order for me to wear a pair!
And here, in the South of France, we have many festivals and occasions where I could wear my cowboy boots while feeling great about myself, but due to my ethical restrictions, I couldn’t!
However, after a few minutes of research on the internet, I found out about faux leather cowboy boots, and I bought myself many pairs, and in this post, I’m going to talk about the things you need to have in mind before choosing them and how to maintain and keep them great looking and durable.
The first thing you need to have in mind is to always focus on the quality.
Unfortunately, most people, when they are trying to buy faux leather materials and products, are going to think that they are going to be cheap, but the reality is completely different.
Although faux leather cowboy boots tend to be way cheaper than real leather ones, they should never be thought of as second-grade products, in other words, you should also focus on quality materials, products that are going to protect your feet, look good, and most importantly, stay great looking for a very long time.
That’s why, when you are trying to buy faux leather cowboy boots, try to look for quality materials, and this means one thing: the price is going to go up!
Yes, don’t think that you are going to get quality faux leather cowboy boots for less than thirty dollars; you will be just fooling yourself!
The second thing you need to have in mind is to always choose faux leather cowboy boots that are not dyed!
Choosing dyed faux leather cowboy boots is by far the worst thing you can do, it’s because no matter how durable and how resistant the color is, it will soon start to fade off and even much worse. This has happened to me so many times, and I found myself with a horrible looking pair of boots that I could only wear in my shop to keep my feet warm during winter time!
Don’t do this, always focus on boots which are not dyed, and the faux leather is thick enough to support stress and pressure.
Let’s talk now about how to maintain and even repair your faux leather cowboy boots.
There aren’t many things to say here, apart from the fact that you should use saddle soap on your boots at least once every three weeks , if you are using them extensively, and if you are just like me, using them once or twice a year, then keep them in a dry place and away from sunlight, don’t forget to use saddle soap at least once every six months.
You need to understand that sunlight and humidity are the number one sources of faux leather stress and cracks, so, the more you avoid these elements, the more your faux leather cowboy boots are going to stay good-looking.