So long sandals! It's time to pull out the leather boots. Whether you've got UGGs, Fryes or any type of leather boot, they can end up looking quite beat up after a full season of wear. But with these five simple steps your fall boots can look like new once again.
You can regularly clean your leather boots with a mixture of white vinegar and olive oil. Let the solution sit on your shoes for a few minutes before buffing it out. Experts say this could cause the leather to become discolored if it's unfinished.
Cover Up Scuffs
If your boots get scuffed attack them with a Ped Pen. This handy touch-up marker covers up blemishes quickly. A three-pack sells for $11.95 at Beauty.com and comes with dark brown, medium brown and black pens.
Are the soles of your boots separating? With all of the elements they stomp through it's not surprising. But before weather turns nasty you'll want to make sure your soles are secure. Buy some strong glue and use clips or clamps to secure the pieces together while it dries.
Condition the Leather
If you don't appreciate the worn look of your boots' leather try conditioning them. Even if you don't own Frye boots you can still use Frye Conditioning Cream to restore your leather boots and weather proof them for another season. Pick up a container at Zappos.com for $9 with free shipping. It's not recommended for use on suede, nubuck or distressed leathers, but everything else is fair game.
Deodorize Your Boots
Thick socks and sweaty feet could leave an odor behind in your favorite fall boots. Get them ready for another season by sprinkling a teaspoon of baking powder inside. Let them sit for a day or so before shaking the powder out. Hopefully your boots will smell as fresh as the day you added them to your shoe collection.
By Alison Storm
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