I have a cheap pair of leather dress boots. I was wanting to use them for schooling when it's sloppy out so I can save my good boots. Problem is, they are pretty hard and uncomfortable. Are they salvagable? Can they be softened?
Do a really good cleaning with glycerine soap (which is also a conditioner), let dry completely then put on a very light coat of neatsfoot oil. Repeat the oil as needed. If the oil is sitting on top of the leather, wipe it off with a clean rag, slap those boots on your feet, and walk around the house for a touch.