As you have noticed, Day and I are big fans of leather goods. Leather looks great, it wears well, and if you take care of it you can own your favorite leather pieces for years to come. When I first bought my desert boots I never even gave a thought to how I should properly care for them. I had never had a pair of rich leather footwear before, and it didn’t strike me that if I wanted them to last, I would need to invest in some leather care products. Here’s the deal, the two major causes of wear on leather are dry and wet climates. Unfortunately everyone lives in one of these two climate conditions. As the leather ages it loses the natural oils that it contains and it starts to crack. This is where a proper oil or leather protector comes in. After doing some research I decided that I would go with Obenauf’s leather oil, because it was highly recommended. I know the website is janky, but I promise you this stuff works like a charm! My advice is to buy some and apply it to your leather goods (boots, belts, etc.) every 3-6 months.
Obenauf’s Leather Oil ($15 for 16oz.)
Heavy Duty Leather Preservative ($13 for 8oz.)