Just like your skin, leather can become dry and parched when exposed to the elements — from the sun to random kitchen spills — resulting in unsightly cracks and a dull finish. But if you’ve been looking for a way to restore your prized leather shoes to their original brilliance, we may have found your answer.
Leather Honey’s Leather Conditioner is a best-seller and has nearly 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon — and for good reason. The formula, which has been around since 1968, is made of all-natural ingredients to keep leather hydrated and soft for up to six months at a time. It’s also water-repellant, non-oily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.
“I use this for my everyday boots as well as my dress shoes,” wrote one reviewer. “I’m not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over) but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit my boots look almost like the day I bought them! Keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!”
What’s more, the conditioner is also ideal to use on other leather goods like furniture, handbags and apparel.
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“If I had not applied this Leather Honey Leather Conditioner to my 30-year old bomber jacket that accompanied me across four continents and through work in 33 countries, I would have sworn my wife had somehow secretly replaced it with a new, identical one,” another customer wrote. “After I retired from selling small aircrafts and flying around the world quite a few times, it was forgotten in my closet for almost 10 more years, and deteriorated a bit just from the dry summer heat. Now, it had become that hard, scruffy jacket that I disliked in the first place. I tried to condition it with a very expensive product once long ago, but was not impressed with the outcome and just shoved it back in the closet. In just a few minutes, my old friend literally came back to life with a single application of this conditioner and has been restored to its original suppleness and sheen. This stuff works!”
Customers did warn that the conditioner should not be used as a cleaner (Leather Honey carries that, too, in order to prep the shoes) and can darken the color of your leather in varying degrees — although that’s typically common when it comes to leather conditioners.
Shop the “miracle” formula, below, to try it for yourself.
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