Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Special Prairie Boot

It is always fun when we have our friend and photographer Pim van Ingen in the shop. This weekend he told us the story of how he gave his 8" Mocs in Hawthorne Muleskinner a special treatment. After wearing them once he decided he found the color too light. He took a brush and Rapide leather conditioner and started conditioning his boots.

After doing so the most superficial part of the rough surface area came loose. He removed this with a cloth and conditioned the shoes again with a brush. He liked the texture that his special treatment had created and he told us the leather was instantly more supple.

We would not advise this kind of treatment on a roughout, but we do have to admit we like the look of his boots. Thanks Pim for the photos!

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