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The Lucchese Guide to Leather Care:
Ostrich Leather
An ostrich boot being relasted by a Lucchese artisan.

Our customers often want to know the best way to take care of and treat their boots. In an effort to help you, we have decided to publish multiple guides on taking care of your Lucchese boots. Every month, we will be running a feature on how to treat different types of leather.

Ostrich leather, known for its style and durability, is one of the most popular types of leather. Ostrich boots can last almost a lifetime, if taken care of properly. We’ve thrown together quick and easy tips to treating your Lucchese ostrich boots.

Ostrich leather can be extremely sensitive to oils, meaning that the natural oils from your skin can affect the color of your boots. It’s natural for the look and feel of your boots to change over time for this reason. However, if you ever accidentally spill something on your boots, use a slightly damp cloth to treat the damaged area as soon as possible. With an oil spill, use talc to dry up the oil from the leather and remove the talc with a dry cloth or soft brush.

Your boots should be cleaned on a regular basis, especially if you use them often. To clean your ostrich boots, always brush off any dirt or dust with a soft brush or damp cloth. After cleaning your ostrich leather boots, apply a thin layer of exotic leather conditioner and let it dry. Then, apply a polish and buff the polish with a soft cloth. Finally, use non-silicone water and stain protector for your boots. 

04.22.2015