Field guide for show care - plan for each session (hiking boot, nest, notebook)

Several years ago a customer of mine brought her entire class of second grade students to my shop to learn about leather and how shoes are made and repaired. My assistant and I were a bit concerned that some of the students might become “emotional” when they found out where leather actually comes from. I […]

Think ahead for shoe and leather care. If it is fall - think of your winter needs

Here is the schedule we share with our customers to ensure that the shoes they want to wear are ready when they want to wear them. Since we’re in Wisconsin where we experience all four seasons we have divided this checklist into Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Going over your shoes and accessories before the […]

much loved hiking boots on a television in space

Or at least until you’re sick of them. (The following instructions are for smoother leather only, not for suede or Nubuck.) Clean Starting with clean, dry boots is key. Rubbing dirt and grime into your leather is bad.  Remove the laces if you want – we usually do. That way you can be sure no […]

Old boots that we can help you keep forever

Before you apply MooBuzz… Make sure your leather is clean and dry.  See our Blog Post:  “Condition and Waterproof to Make your Leather Boots and Shoes Last Forever”  for instructions on how to clean your shoes and boots. Rubbing anything into the grit of dirty leather is just like rubbing your leather with sandpaper. Not. […]

retro cow graphic says Neat

Is all Neatsfoot Oil the same? No. There are two kinds of Neatsfoot Oil you are likely to encounter. Neatsfoot Oil Compound Often called Prime Neatsfoot Oil Compound or just Prime Neatsfoot Oil. These products rarely list their ingredients. Neatsfoot Oil Compound contains other ingredients to extend the oil. These additives may include petroleum derivatives […]

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Why will you love MooBuzz? Because you love your leather. MooBuzz Conditions: restores moisture, leaving leather smooth and supple. MooBuzz Waterproofs: protects from water and salt, preventing stains and scars. Adding Neatsfoot Oil to Beeswax creates a paste that melts at the temperature of your body – making it great for applying by hand. Put […]