A pair of high-quality leather boots should last for a lifetime if you care for them properly. However, sometimes it’s almost impossible to avoid scrapping them.
Two years ago, I bought a pair of leather boots that are incredibly comfortable and I can’t put them down. My favorite fall-winter footwear. In spite of that, after intensive wearing, the toe side has been scratched pretty badly, and they look pretty worn and torn as well.
Honestly, I didn’t want to give up wearing my soft leather boots since they are still wearable and cozy.
Well, the good news is, there are a few things you can do to fix scuffs and scratches on your leather shoes. This is without having to replace them or take them to a cobbler. However, the most appropriate treatment for your scraped leather boots depends on the severity of the damage.
🟢 For medium scratches
🛒 You need:
Pure Lanolin cream
🥾 How to proceed:
Using a soft cloth, rub the lanolin cream into the scraped area on your leather boots. Buff the scrapes in the direction of the raised edges, not against them.
In the second step, watch to see if the leather turns darker from the lanolin. If it does, you will have to apply the lanolin cream over the entire surface of your leather boots to blend it.
🔴 For deep scratches
I didn’t experience deep scratches or severe scuff marks on my boots, but it could happen. Luckily, you don’t need to pay a cobbler to pamper your boots. You can do it at home.
Remove any excess leather from around the scratch.
Wipe the area clean once the excess leather has been removed.
Fill the scratched area with shoe wax. Choose a soft wax. In the absence of soft wax, you can melt your wax by placing it in a spoon and heating the bottom of the spoon or by microwaving it.
You should apply it with your finger. Work the wax into the hole and buff over the area to create a smooth finish. Some people prefer to burn away the excess wax, but buffing is a safer option if you are not comfortable with burning.
Once the wax has dried, test the area to make sure that it doesn’t rub off.
Take a leather marker and cover the area, especially the edges.
To maintain the consistency and appearance of the leather, apply leather cream polish on top of the repair.