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How to care for Oil Tanned Leather boots from Red Wing Heritage on Vimeo.


S.B. Foot Tanning Co. is best known for oil-tanned leather which is used to build a variety of timeless Red Wing styles. This leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant, and has a more natural look and feel because less finishing materials have been applied, allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Oil-tanned leather is exceptionally durable and has been used to build countless work boots throughout Red Wing’s 110+ year history.

 

1. CLEAN

Light Cleaning

Use warm water and a soft bristle brush to remove stuck-on dirt. Then use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any remaining excess dirt.

Deep Cleaning

For heavily soiled areas, use a clean cloth or brush to apply Red Wing Shoes Foam Leather Cleaner. Wipe the cleaner away with a damp cloth and allow the leather to dry.
 
 

2. CONDITION

Proper conditioning helps preserve the finish and life of your footwear. Use Red Wing's All Natural Boot OilMink Oil or All Natural Leather Conditioner. You can apply these conditioners with your fingers, soft cloth or sponge.

What conditioner to use depends on what type of oil tanned leather your boot is made with. If your boots are not made of oil tanned leather, this page is not for you.

  • Rough & Tough, Yuma and Mesa leather: use Mink Oil
  • Harness, Oil Slick, Legacy and Oro-iginal leather: use All Natural Boot Oil
  • Blackstar, Boomer, Chrome, Mustang, Worksmith and Portage leather: use All Natural Leather Conditioner
 
 

3. PROTECT

Add extra protection to preserve your footwear. Red Wing Leather Protector provides an invisible shield from water, dirt, oil and mud.