How to Care for Full Quill Ostrich Boots

by Greyson Ferguson

Leather is a clothing material that can be made out of a variety of different animal skins. This includes ostrich. If you own a pair of quill ostrich boots you need to take special care of them to ensure they do not wear out. Leather, if not properly taken care of, can easily deteriorate, leaving you with shoes that can no longer be worn outside. However, if you follow some specific leather shoe tips, you can prolong the life of your full quill ostrich boots.

Items you will need

  • Leather conditioner
  • Clean cloth
  • Shoe brush
Step 1

Apply a leather conditioner to the full quill ostrich boots. The leather conditioner helps protect the shoes from water. Add the leather conditioner to the outside of the boot and allow it to set for a few hours to soak up the conditioner and dry.

Step 2

Clean the full quill ostrich boots on a regular basis. This includes taking a gentle shoe brush and removing any dried dirt from the outside of the shoe. There are also silicone based products that you can apply just like the leather conditioner to the boots. These products keep the boots looking pristine and new.

Step 3

Avoid putting the leather boots near a heating vent or any other heat source when you are drying them out. When the boots are wet, the heat can shrink them and cause the leather to crack and dry out. Set the shoes in a room temperature space and, if possible, on a shoe tree. Allow the full quill ostrich boots a full day to dry out before you wear them again.

Step 4

Take your full quill ostrich boots into a shoe repair facility if you begin to see some wear and tear. This is inevitable if you wear the boots often, but taking care of the small problems keeps the boots from being permanently damaged.

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.