Oh those beautiful leather boots!

Oh those beautiful leather boots!

Some of our customers have shared with us about their new purchase of leather boots, getting ready for the chillier autumn and winter in the next few months. They wanted to know how their new boots should be cared for before they are actually being used. Now that's a really good question and so, we thought we can share the tips with our wider group of leather-loving community here.

First, determine the leather type of your boots

It is important to understand the type of leather used for your boots. This can include cowhide, suede, crocodile, snake or even ostrich leather. Some leather care solutions are formulated for thicker leather vs thin, and some with specific exotic smoother leather in mind. So determining the leather type before rushing out to buy a leather care  solution is essential.

Second, understanding your own care objectives

Knowing what you have in mind for your leather boots will help determine what you could or should do to care for it. If you are going to use your boots regularly in a certain environment or circumstance, that can have an impact on the frequency and the type of leather care you can render to your boots.

For example, if you are often in a rainy environment you may need a really good leather protectant to help shield your boots. On the other hand, if you are usually sitting down at your desk comfortably. You may want to keep the leather just nicely conditioned. Or, if you tend to be in an environment where there are more chances for scratches and spills, for example, restaurants, keep a bottle of leather cleaner handy in your bag. 

Do your homework

So once you have those two things in mind, it will then be safe for you to pick up the right leather care products to use on your beautiful leather boots. Do your home work, check out the details on our website and read up more on the products that you reckon you want. And if you have questions, simply throw it to info@littlelusso.com.

Have fun!

Charlotte






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Care Guides

Make sure you're armed with the right advice to maximise the use of your leather cleaning and conditioning products, download your very own user guide below.

Apple Brand Leather Cleaner          
Apple Brand Leather Care (Conditioner)
Apple Garde Rain & Stain Repellent

Leather Milk No. 1 Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 2 Cleaner
Leather Milk No. 3 Water Protectant
Leather Milk No. 4 Car Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 5 Furniture Conditioner
 
Saphir Shoe Care Guide     
Saphir Ultimate Shine Guide

In the meantime, some general rules on leather care and protection.

 

 

 

 

1. Cleaning

Regular leather cleaning prevents the build-up of dust, dirt, mildew and bacteria. Use your clean fingertip to gently rub out the scratch as the natural oils from your skin will remove most small scratches. To remove dirt, grime or surface residue, use a soft damp cloth. Gently rub for removal. For a deeper clean, use a cleaner to help preserve the natural lubricating oils instead of stripping them. Cleaning is an irreversible process and therefore, thorough consideration should be made before any such attempt. Do not use coloured rags that are not dye-colourfast as the dye may come off onto your leather. 

General Leather Care Guide

2. Maintaining

Leather, like our skins, loses suppleness in time if it is not provided with regular nourishment. Use a wax-free leather conditioner that will work on nourishing and restoring the flexibility and suppleness of your leather article. To waterproof your leather, protect it with a layer of "guard" while maintaining the leather's breathability. 

3. Storage

Leather is a natural material and should be stored in a breathable, non-plastic or non-porous container, to prevent the growth of mildew and bacteria. If you have to store it in a garment bag, make sure to keep it open for ventilation. 

Avoid at all cost: