- May 1, 2018
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One step at a time. If you haven't given the boots any product in 3-4 years, and you're new to this, don't smother them with product right away, as it might be difficult to tell what's helpful and what's not.Thanks for the reply, it's appreciated. The boots have been worn and then placed in the wardrobe without shoe trees, I've purchased some that are due soon, they have had no care taken of them apart from when they were a month old or so, they're now 3-4 years old but lightly used. I've not worn them much and sort of forgotton about them but I'm going to start wearing them again but this time taking care of them too.
I've had a good luck in my shoe polish tin and this is what I have! I'll get on Amazon for a few more bits if needed, would neutral or coloured products be recommended? What would people say are my essentials please?
Use trees, brush, clean and condition them, then let it sit for a day or so. That alone will affect significant change, assuming the leather is quite thirsty (which it looks to be).
Brush them, then add some cream the next day to give it additional protection and replenish the color that faded or was scuffed. Use a color match. Neutral would be fine if you started with trees, brushing, and conditioner, because it would compliment the natural migration of the oils. But you neglected to care for them over the first few years. So all a neutral would do now is protect and - not - replenish the color that it could use.
That should get you going.