Ask the Boot Guy

What kind of Polish should I use?

 

It can be a little intimidating these days with the wide variety of products used to upkeep your shoes or boots. Using shoe polish is a great way to keep dress shoes or boots looking nice. However, there are so many[...]

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If I use black shoe polish on my brown boots would it make them black?

If you use black shoe polish on brown work boots, the result would be some color in between brown and black. What color you end up with depends on how soft the finish of the leather is on the brown boots that you want to[...]

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What is the best waterproofing to use on my dress boots

Question: What is the best waterproofing to use on my dress boots if I want to be able to put a good shine on them afterward? They're Justins, smooth leather, not suede or anything. I'm afraid that mink oil will hinder shine!

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Can a scuff, scrape or gouge in leather be fixed?

Kay asked:

I have a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots belonging to my late husband. One of the boots has a gouge about the size of a dime in the side of the toe. Can this be repaired?

Answer:

Yes, your boots can be fixed.[...]

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How to waterproof your Boots and Shoes

The Boot Guy shows How to waterproof your shoes and boots.

In this YouTube video, Slim, the Boot Guy shows how to waterproof your boots and shoes. Different methods and products are explained.

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Polish new Tony Lama Cowgirl boots before or after using Water and Stain Protectant?

Doris asks: Should I polish new Tony Lama Cowgirl boots before or after using Water and Stain Protectant?

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Can UGG Boots be cleaned?

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How can i get a gravy stain out of my shoes or boots?

How can i get a gravy stain out of my shoes? After every Thanksgiving Day, at Boyers BootnShoe, we get several calls asking how to get gravy stains or grease stains out of footwear. Since we are fifth generation shoe[...]

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How can I clean mildew off of my shoes?

How can I clean mildew off of my shoes? At Boyer's BootnShoe, we get asked this question a lot. The most common reason shoes mildew is because they have been improperly stored in sealed plastic containers or bags. Leather[...]

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