I recently got into the world of men's shoes and my first purchase was a tan, unfinished leather desert boot. Anyways, I didn't know anything about shoe care so they got dry after about a month of wearing them (see picture). I bought neutral conditioner with hopes of repairing some of the dryness, but it some how made the cracks more visible. There are now white streaks where the cracks are. I don't really know what to do now. I know the cracks can't be removed, but is there a way I can at least get the color to be all the same again? If not, any advice for next time? I'm not sure why this happened; the climate is pretty humid here and it's only been a month.
Thanks so much!