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Does anyone know how to keep patent leather boots in good condition ive had a couple of pairs with fab heels that  i really liked but after a few years the patent splits or just deteriates especially around the zip area where they get pulled the most. Is there any treatment that could prolong their life.

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11 hours ago, stevey2 said:

Does anyone know how to keep patent leather boots in good condition ive had a couple of pairs with fab heels that  i really liked but after a few years the patent splits or just deteriates especially around the zip area where they get pulled the most. Is there any treatment that could prolong their life.

Hi @stevey2

my first thought is youve got to decide what you have in terms of what your boots are made from

patent leather is 1 thing

synthetic is another

you should NOT use the term leather and synthetic at same time. 

synthetic is man made and is generally a polyurethane mix. Once cracked thats it, cannot be repaired. Thats my understanding 

 

 

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sorry  its the synthetic type i was reffering to its the same with  synthetic leather skirts they dont seem to last very long  start cracking  especially if they are stretched a bit as they get older by the zippers as do the boots

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I am sorry but as far as  know you can't do nothing about that. 

Real patent leather is often much more durable but can get tricky in time also. For example some easily take color from other next to them stored boots or shoes. Also some patent leathers get sticky in time. I have a vintage pair that has this problem and also black patent leather application get grey...too bad. I asked a leather specialist about that. They told me I can't do anything to preserve the leather as it is.

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