- Cleaning- the shoes should be cleaned from time to time so that the excess dust that accumulates on them is thoroughly removed. This will help in making sure that their shine and luster does not fade away. You can use saddle soap lather with the help of cloth to rub the surface and then use a clean piece of cloth to rinse them. Do not pour water on them as you can damage the leather.
- Condition – apart from cleaning, you also need to condition them so that they remain as good as new, all the time. Use mink oil for the purpose of conditioning. Pour the oil in a piece of cloth and use the same to rub the surface of the shoes. Let them dry for a few hours and then wipe off the excess oil with the help of a clean piece of cloth. This process of conditioning should be followed at least once a month.
- Polish- polishing the Altama boots with a good quality leather dye will help in restoring their shine and luster. The dye can be applied with help of a brush, preferably a soft brush, or you can also use a piece of cloth for this purpose. The dye should be applied evenly on the surface and it should also be allowed to dry for a few hours. This process can be followed once a week.
The above mentioned steps will help you in cleaning and restoring the boots. However, you should also take some precautionary steps to ensure that they last long and remain in the best of condition. For example, you should unnecessarily expose them to water and sunlight. When you are not using them, keep them in a cool and dry place, covered in a box or in a shoe rack. This will ensure that your Altama boots remain as new as possible.