January 4th, 2015
Lizard boots are a luxury. To get the most out of your pair, take proper care of them and keep them clean, and you’ll be proudly strutting down the street for many years to come. Though there’s a wide range of styles, lizard boots tend to come in two forms: those made from the skin of the hornback lizard, which has a pattern of overlapping tiles; and those made from the skin of the alligator lizard (not to be confused with boots made from an actual alligator!).
To make sure your lizard boots are kept in the best condition possible, simply follow these five easy steps:
Take a dry cloth and give them a once over to remove any loose dirt and dust, making sure to move the cloth in the same direction as the scales rather than rubbing against them.
Next, take a soft brush and gently rub to get rid of any debris from beneath the scales.
Take a damp cloth and give the scales gentle wipe. It’s important that the cloth is not dripping wet here, as too much water will harm the boot; remember, soap products are also a big no-no when it comes to cleaning your lizard boots.
The next step is to gently apply a conditioner that is specially made for reptile skins. Just a light coat is required to help prevent the boot from drying out.
The inside of the boot is likely to be made out of cow leather. Once the outside cleaning process is complete, use a regular leather conditioner for the inside then let the boots sit for a couple of days.
While doing this process on a regular basis may seem like a bit of a chore, isn’t it worth the effort to have great looking, long lasting lizard skin boots?