Today, let’s talk about faux leather riding boots, my daughter loves them, and is the one who inspired me to write this post.
I’ve converted my family to using faux leather in the last five years, not because it was an ethical decision, although this is what pushed me to adopt it in the first place, but because faux leather has gone a long way from what it used to be.
In the past, faux leather used to be a very weak and fragile material, it used to crack and peel very easily, especially if exposed to humidity and sunlight, but nowadays, faux leather has gone a long way, it’s not very durable and extremely tough, and most importantly, it’s stylish and very comfortable.
And this is more noticeable when you are dealing with faux leather riding boots, and this is what I’m going to talk about in this post, how to clean and maintain them in perfect condition.
Let’s face it, faux leather riding boots go through a lot of stress, a lot of pressure, and a lot of wear and tear, especially if you are an avid rider like my daughter is!
Not only this, but even if you are wearing faux leather riding boots for their style and their looks, they will also suffer from a lot of stress, so, you need to know how to take good care of them.
So, without further ado, here are the things you need to consider whenever you are cleaning your faux leather boots:
Never use aggressive chemicals.
And here, I’m talking about alcohol and bleach.
You will find me talking about these two chemicals in probably every single post I write about how to clean and maintain faux leather item in perfect condition.
It’s because these products are extremely dangerous for the chemical composition and chemical stability of faux leather fabrics.
They are going to destroy the chemical bonds between the faux leather/plastic molecules in the fabrics, and within a very short period of time, your faux leather riding boots are going to start peeling and cracking while looking horrible!
So, no alcohol and no bleaching, in fact, no cleaning products at all, except for this amazing product:
You should really invest in a good faux leather cleaning and maintenance product, like: Blue Magic, which is an amazing leather and vinyl cleaner, it’s very affordable, and of high quality.
And nowadays, my daughter uses her faux leather riding boots even for going out with friends, she loves them so much that she wears them almost every single day, and she has been doing so for the last two years and they have not cracked or peeled, it’s all thanks to Blue Magic leather cleaner.
The second thing you need to use when it comes to faux leather riding boots is a good maintenance product.
And here, I’m talking about saddle soap.
Saddle soap is extremely important because it’s going to strengthen the faux leather fabric, it’s going to nourish it and also keep it from deteriorating with time, most importantly, it’s going to keep moisture away from it which is extremely important to keeping it looking great, always fit your feet and most importantly, never crack or peel.