Let me share with you the best advice for maintaining and waterproofing your faux leather flat boots.
One of the most common questions I keep receiving from readers, especially female ones is about waterproofing their faux leather boots, and today, I would like to talk about faux leather flat boots, they are very trendy, and most importantly, these boots are somehow very fragile than other high-heeled boots.
The problem I see with faux leather flat boots is that they are susceptible to moisture, it’s because they are flat, they are going to absorb a lot of water, especially during the cold season, this is terrible and it’s going to deteriorate them very quickly, they will end up looking horrible, cracks are going to start forming and even worse, peels are going to start appearing, then, you will be left with one choice: get rid of them and buy new ones!
I don’t want this happening to you, that’s why I’m going to give you some of the best advice to waterproof and maintain your faux leather flat boots in perfect condition, and believe me, when you start practicing these tips, your faux leather flat boots may even last you many decades.
The first step is to waterproof them.
For doing this, you need saddle soap.
Saddle soap is going to work with both real leather and faux leather as well.
Just use about one tablespoon, wipe very gently, especially the lower area of your faux leather flat boots, make sure you spread it evenly, and this is one of the best ways for you to waterproof your boots.
Of course, you can use other products, but from my experience, saddle soap is the best.
The next step is maintaining them in perfect condition.
This means that they should not crack, peel, or show any signs of wear and tear.
To do this, I need to give you two advice:
Don’t wear them every single day, you need to let them breathe, and lose the moisture they have acquired from both your feet and the environment, so, as a rule of thumb, wear them one day, let them rest two days!
The second advice is to use baby oil.
Every three months, apply baby oil to them, of course, you should also clean them and use a proper faux leather cleaner, but baby oil is also very important because it’s going to nourish the faux leather fabric and keep it from deteriorating and losing its texture and flexibility, which is very important for making it last you a very long time.