Leather Care

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This guide will give you an overview of how to take care of the leather versions of Clarks Desert Boots like the Beeswax Boot.

First off, a list of items you will need.

ToolsSaddle Soap

1x Saddle Soap

1x Small amount of water

1x Obenauf’s Leather Protector or Sno-Seal

1x Cleaning Cloth

Obenauf's Leather Protector1x Newspaper (optional)



5-10 minutes per boot of working the leather

24-48 hrs of drying time.


First, we are going to clean our boots with Saddle Soup. Using a cleaning cloth, dampen the cloth and then rub the wet end into the Saddle Soup.  You want just enough water to lather the Saddle Soup. Then you want to work the Saddle Soap from the rag onto the leather allowing it to clean and rejuvenate the leather. Nice even semi-circles are good enough to restore the condition of the leather and will enable you to sell it later on.  Wet cloth, rub into Saddle Soap, rub into leather, repeat. Now let this dry on its own. This might take a few hours. Time for some Obenaufs! Take another cleaning cloth and go straight for the Obenaufs. You want to get some on the cloth and then work it into the leather in small semi-circles again. This will temporarily darken your leather. It gives you a very wet look but don’t worry; this will dry in time. Cover the leather on the boot with Obenaufs and let the boots sit for 24-48 hours.

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