Snow is so pretty to watch from your window, especially during the holiday season, but it’s completely ugly on your shoes.
The second I moved to Chicago my first purchase were a pair of Hunter boots. I absolutely love the rainboots and tell everyone who plans on moving to colder climates to pick up a pair. They have lasted through many, many walks through salt, snow, rain, and mud. Once in awhile I would rinse them off, but I realized that 5 years of wear has definitely been showing itself on the shoes. So I googled around for some home-remedies to help bring them back to life, and decided to give the olive oil tip a try.
A few blogs out there told me to first wipe down the boots with warm water and let them dry. After that, take olive oil and pour some onto a white cloth and rub down your boots, cleaning them in circles. I was a little worried at first because the olive oil gave my boots a greasy look, but it went away pretty quickly.
I let them dry and voila! My boots looked younger (if only olive oil can do the same for boots as it can to wrinkles). I’m going to need to do this a few more times, and then for maintenance, since I went awhile without showing my boots a little love, but I can already see the difference. Still, I plan on shopping for a new red pair, but at least now my blue ones look pretty new.