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    • m00c0w04
    • By m00c0w04 16th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
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    Looking After Leather Boots
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
    Looking After Leather Boots 16th Oct 16 at 8:57 PM
    Hi all!

    I bought some new leather boots that I have only worn twice in dry weather, and already I see that cracks are appearing on the leather at the point where the toes bend.





    I treated them with "Kiwi Extreme Protector" before the first wear, but I cannot understand why they are cracking already.

    Could anyone please advise what I can do to prevent further cracks and drying out?

    Many thanks!
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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 16th Oct 16, 10:05 PM
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    They'll be fine so long as you don't allow the leather to dry out. Regularly polish to keep the leather soft and they should remain water-tight.

    I'm afraid I haven't yet found anything that will get rid of the wrinkles from where your feet bend them.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
    They'll be fine so long as you don't allow the leather to dry out. Regularly polish to keep the leather soft and they should remain water-tight.
    Originally posted by kboss2010
    A bit of Vaseline (or generic WSP) should do the trick.

    I don't know if it's just the pics, but the material appears synthetic?
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    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 16th Oct 16, 10:48 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:48 PM
    I pack the toes of all my shoes and boots with rolled up old socks, this smoothes out the creases somewhat when not being worn and as others have said keep them well fed with polish or shoe cream, not good that they are so creased after such a few wearings though.
    • Slowly57
    • By Slowly57 17th Oct 16, 6:15 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 6:15 AM
    Wondering if your boots have some kind of coating on them (which would crack on top of the natural crease?). I know you CAN get leather with such a coating - I suppose the main thing is to use your protecter to stop dirt and moisture getting in - but if you're truly unhappy then take them back and get a refund.
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    • Dclutterchique
    • By Dclutterchique 17th Oct 16, 10:25 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 10:25 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 10:25 AM
    Although the following article* is (mainly) about men's shoes it does explain why leather creases http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html


    I think of creases on leather like wrinkles on skin in that they can be slight or deep, cheerful or sad old boot(face), cared for or uncared for (with shoe polish or face cream). So do what everybody else says, accept the existing creases aren't going away, but use shoe cream or polish to look after the leather and stuff with socks, tissue paper or boot trees (if really posh) when not wearing them to minimise the creases and enjoy your boots.


    *NB don't look at the prices of their shoes it you don't want to have a heart attack, and if you do, don't say I didn't warn you!
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    • By Slowly57 17th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
    *NB don't look at the prices of their shoes it you don't want to have a heart attack, and if you do, don't say I didn't warn you!
    Originally posted by Dclutterchique
    Dclutterchique - they all end up on eBay/in charity shops - which is where my ever-so-poshly-shod OH has his from
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 17th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
    A bit of Vaseline (or generic WSP) should do the trick.

    I don't know if it's just the pics, but the material appears synthetic?
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    This! Vaseline should work! Or get some clear Dubbin.
    • Dclutterchique
    • By Dclutterchique 17th Oct 16, 7:02 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 7:02 PM
    Dclutterchique - they all end up on eBay/in charity shops - which is where my ever-so-poshly-shod OH has his from
    Originally posted by Slowly57
    So your OH is a smart man, in both senses of the phrase.
    • m00c0w04
    • By m00c0w04 18th Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    Many thanks for the advice everyone! They were pretty cheap boots at £30 in the ASOS sale, but yeah it's not ideal that they have creased so soon!

    I'll give your tips a try
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