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Will treating my boots change their colour and texture?Updated 7 months ago

Most Blundstone boots are pre-treated, and as a result, we do not recommend treating them out of the box. Pre-treated leathers will not absorb any type of leather conditioning or treatment and as a result, they can do more harm than good by sitting on the surface of the boot and attracting dirt. The exception to this rule would be styles that are manufactured with Rustic Brown, Crazy Horse Brown or Rustic Black leathers. These leathers are treated in such a way to present a distressed appearance and as such do not carry the same pre-treatments as the finished/oiled leathers. You may treat these leathers (but do not have to) with a natural leather conditioner such as mink oil, Otter Wax or Blundstone Waxy + Oily conditioner to provide additional weather proofing and general leather conditioning; however, please note that these treatment methods can cause the Rustic Brown, Rustic Black or Crazy Horse Leathers to darken indefinitely. 

Treating or conditioning your Blundstone boots is recommended on a regular basis (every 3-6 months depending on use and wear); however, this is done at your own risk and with the understanding that different leathers react differently to various types of oils, conditioners, waxes and sprays, of which we have no control.  

We recommend always testing a small, inconspicuous spot on your boots to ensure you are content with the appearance and results of the use of the conditioner that you choose. If you are ever in doubt of what product to use on your Blundstone boots, please reach out and we shall be happy to share our recommendations. 

Please note we cannot be held responsible for any claims, advice or suggestions given by our dealers.

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