If you invest in a great pair of Western boots, you don’t want to toss them out at the first sign of damage. A good pair of boots is meant to last for years to come, but it will only truly last with the proper care and conditioning. If you run into a problem such as a small scuff, a larger nick or even a broken heel, these helpful tips and tricks may show you how to fix it right at home.

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  1. A broken heel. A broken heel may seem like the absolute worst thing that can happen to your boots, but that’s not necessarily the case. Simply add heel tip replacement if the tip simply fell off, or if it’s something more serious, see what you can do with an adhesive and sealant designed specifically for shoes. This unique product is available at most shoe stores, and it can help to reattach missing soles, fill in holes and even rebuild larger damaged portions of the heel.
  2. Scuffs. Scuffs are normal on any pair of boots, especially a pair made of supple suede or leather. If your boots are made of dark leather, try gently buffing the scuff out with standard shoe polish in a matching shade. Use a dry suede brush to get scuffs out of suede boots, or even rub a standard school eraser over the discolored part.
  3. Cuts and nicks. Nicks in the leather seem much more difficult to remove than scuffs, but they’re actually fairly common and not impossible to remove (or at least to hide). Gently dab some nail polish in a shade that matches exactly to fill in the cut, or if you’re unable to find a polish in the same color, simply fill in the gap with a clear polish that will create the illusion of a seamless finish. 

boot care