An old, clean sock, moistened with a little water to wipe it down, and then pat it dry with a towel. Hopefully the towel is also clean.
Edited by fistinyoface - 9/29/15 at 1:53am
It depends on the look you want the boot to have
some people prefer a beaten up look so they just use a cloth and no polish or whatever
there is something called neats foot oil which is possibly the best thing you can buy for your shoe/ boot
it softens the leather, restore the natural oils and does not change the color.
it is taken from the leg joint of a young(neat) calf.
Actually neatsfoot oil is very known for darkening leather. However non-darkening options exist, i've heard.
And there is a myth about neatsfoot oil rottening stitching. I have no experiences with it but just wanted to pass on the information :)