Best Leather Conditioners for Boots & Shoes

In order to keep your leather boots and shoes looking like new, you’ll want to opt for a leather conditioner. It helps nourish dry, parched hide to restore its original color and help remove scratches or dents. Often used in conjunction with a leather cleaner, most conditioners can also be used on a range of other leather goods, including purses, jackets, furniture and even car upholstery. From balms to liquid formulas, these top leather conditioners are bound to help refresh and restore your prized leather footwear and more. Bonus: Some of them will even help waterproof for protection against the elements.

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1. Leather Honey Leather Conditioner

This all-natural formula, made by a small family business, revives old leather and protects new leather, too.

Pros: It's also water-repellant and non-oily.

Cons: Some users may find the formula to be somewhat sticky.

Leather Honey Leather Conditioner

2. Bickmore Bick 4 Leather Conditioner

This conditioner is completely free of wax, ensuring that the leather's pores don't seal up so it can breathe properly and won't leave behind any gummy residue.

Pros: It comes in a travel-size 2-ounce bottle as well as 8 and 16. It won't darken your leather.

Cons: Some may not appreciate the smell.

Bickmore Bick 4 Leather Conditioner

3. Chamberlain Leather Conditioner

This intense healing remedy is made with deeply conditioning oils and waxes and comes in a small pot with a sponge for easy application. Use it to repair scratches, scars, and light cracks or for all-over quenching.

Pros: The formula is all-natural and has a coconut scent. You can also buy it as a bottled liquid formula that cleans and conditions all in one. 

Cons: It's not water-repellant.

Chamberlain Leather Conditioner

4. Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP Leather Conditioner

This option is made with natural oils, beeswax, which acts as a protective barrier, and propolis to create a creamy smooth paste that melts when applied by hand.

Pros: It comes in a four and eight oz jar. It contains no harmful petroleum, solvents, paraffin or mink oil.

Cons: It may darken your leather slightly.

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP Leather Conditione

5. TriNova Leather Conditioner and Cleaner

This 18 oz bottle of 2-in-1 leather conditioner and cleaner is sure to work on all your leather shoes that need spiffing up.

Pros: It comes with a complimentary applicator pad.

Cons: It smells like chemicals at first.

TriNova Leather Conditioner and Cleaner

6. Lexol Conditioner Cleaner Kit

This conditioner contains fine oil droplets that nourish, restore flexibility and protect the leather.

Pros: It won't leave a greasy residue. It's offered in eight or 16.9 ounces. It includes two applicator sponges.

Cons: It may smell for a day or so.

Lexol Conditioner Cleaner Kit

7. Frye Leather Conditioning Cream

This conditioning cream from Frye is odorless and protects leather shoes from the elements.

Pros: It comes in a small, easy portable jar.

Cons: It may take some time to dry.

Frye Leather Conditioning Cream

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