Protecting your shoes doesn’t have to be hard! Take a look at this graphic from King Ranch Saddle Shop that shows easy steps to prepare your boots for the winter months ahead.
- Take those boots out of storage and clean them off! Clean the leather with dish soap and water. This will help get them look brand new and ready for another season.
- Apply conditioner to help prevent your boots from cracking. Exposing leather to the harsh elements can really do a number on them. (King Ranch has their own leather conditioner, check it out!)
- Waterproof! This is probably the most common way to protect any shoe that you own and your feet, too. Whether it’s a snowstorm or a surprise rain shower, you’ll be glad you waterproofed your shoes. Don’t be afraid to waterproof your shoes more than once. Use your best judgment, and give your shoes the best chance at making it through the winter!
- Store your shoes! It’s important to make sure your shoes are someplace where they won’t be exposed to the elements when you’re not wearing them. Put them back in the box they came in or wrap them in a bag and keep them out of direct sunlight.