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  1. #1
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    Default Any way to soften old, cheap leather boots?

    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?



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    My first thought is Neatsfoot oil, liberally applied... But I'm sure there are others with more advice/experience or ideas for you :-)



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    http://www.ehow.com/way_5217368_way-...her-boots.html

    I have no experience with this but this article recommends using mink oil. It says it may darken the leather but that shouldn't be a problem since I am assuming that the boots are black or dark brown.
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    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.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks, all! I hope they'll be usable soon.



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