You can easily and quite affordably repair your leather boots at home in many if not most cases. If there are major repairs like sole cracks or cuts then it is recommend consulting a professional cobbler.
The following guidelines apply to casual and dress leather boots in general.
For a simple crack in the sole or foundation of a shoe,” Shoe Goo,” is a kind of super-adhesive that can seal cracks and splits in leather, and most other man-made materials that may be found in a shoe’s composition.
Scratches and scrapes in the top part of the shoe – known as the “upper” – can make dress shoes in particular look un-wearable. Fixing these types of scratches is simple, even what appear to be very deep or damaging scratches can be fixed by the following steps.
Leather boots especially with a waxy finish, is particularly responsive to something called “leather lotion.” Available in different forms from many shoe stores, leather lotion helps to moisturize, and will prevent further cracking and scuffing.
The non-colorized substance is worked in with a damp rag; after using the lotion, you can then apply traditional, color-specific shoes polish, normally available as a cream, to obscure even very deep scratches.
We’ve discussed minor basic shoe repair, as well as cosmetic quick-fixes. If your shoes are damaged in more serious (mechanical) ways, you may want consult a professional cobbler.