Rough out leather boots are designed with the rough hide of the leather used as the exterior material of the boots, creating a matte, suede-like texture that is flexible yet durable, making it a perfect material for boot making. While these boots come pre-treated and resistant to most stains, a thorough cleaning will keep the rough out leather looking clean and cared for. Conditioning the boots is also required to keep the leather from cracking and breaking.
Hold the shoes over a trash can, or take them outdoors and tap the soles of the boots together to break away mud and caked-on dirt.
Brush the boots with an old toothbrush, brushing with the grain of the leather.
Moisten a sponge with warm water, and add a few drops of leather cleaner.
Wipe the moist sponge over the boots, scrubbing gently in small circular motions until you have removed all debris.
Rinse the sponge clean, and pour leather conditioner onto the sponge. Follow the instructions on the bottle, which will typically direct you to rub a smooth, even layer of the conditioner onto the boots.
Allow the boots to air dry, and spray with a stain and waterproofing agent to make the boots even more resistant to water and stain absorption.