Entries by MooBuzz

Looking back on retiring from shoe repair

“You’re retired?” Even though I retired from repair, I’m still really busy. The video includes rare footage of my beloved repair shop. As 2019 begins I find myself making lots of MooBuzz in my new production space.

Why do my boots look white & hazy?

Not all funky stuff on the surface of your boots is necessarily mold and mildew. It’s a good idea to determine what you’re dealing with so that you know how to handle it. There are two primary reasons for white stuff to appear on the surface of your leather boots or shoes: The growth of […]

Why are my boots green and fuzzy?

Leather is a natural product and mold and mildew (fungi!) will grow on it in the right conditions. Here’s a simple way to clean surface mold and mildew off of your leather boots or shoes. Other remedies are available which employ harsh cleaning agents (like alcohol or bleach), but try […]

Three things you can do to prevent salt damage

Condition and Waterproof Apply a coat of MooBuzz before you step out into the snow. MooBuzz will protect your boots or shoes from water and salt. If you forgot to MooBuzz, wipe off water and salt as soon as you can. Don’t let your boots or shoes sit covered in melting snow. Remove excess surface moisture […]

Pros and cons of DIY leather care

One of my customers recently asked me NOT to clean and shine his shoes. I was confused. These are complimentary services when I re-heel or re-sole footwear. Most people take me up on it. I must have looked puzzled because he followed up his request with a rather sheepish admission: He loves to spend time […]

How to remove salt stains from leather boots and shoes

If you live in snow country and have ever left your house in winter, this has probably happened to you. It’s winter. It’s slushy and slippery and there’s salt everywhere: On the street, on the sidewalk, on your door mat, and on your boots. I’m talking about that crusty, white halo around the base of […]

Should I use MooBuzz®?

Want to know how to care for your leather shoes and boots? Use MooBuzz. It conditions and waterproofs to help prevent water damage and salt stains. Here’s an easy way to tell if MooBuzz is right for you.