How to Soften Up Thomas Cook Leather Boots

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Thomas Cook boots can be softened up before you wear them outside.
Thomas Cook boots can be softened up before you wear them outside. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Thomas Cook boots are a well-known and respected Australian brand of boots with a history stretching back decades. The original Thomas Cook was a boot maker who became famous in Melbourne for the quality of his leather boots. Today, the company makes a number of different models of footwear and apparel, but it is still famous for its leather boots. The boots themselves are made of thick leather. If you think the leather is a little too stiff, you can soften the boots to make them more comfortable.

Things You'll Need

  • Hairdryer
  • Cloth
  • Saddle soap
  • Plastic grocery bag

Turn a hairdryer on hot and blow air on the boot, slowly working your way around the exterior leather. Continue the process until the leather becomes warm but not hot. Don't hold the dryer in one place too long, as this could damage the leather or cause the dryer to overheat.

Dip a cloth in warm water and wring it out. Rub a bar of saddle soap on the cloth until you see a soapy lather appear. Rub the cloth on the leather exterior in a steady, circular motion until the boot's surface is covered.

Put on the boots. If they are too tight, place a plastic shopping bag around your feet before and slip on the boots again. Wear the boots around your house as the saddle soap soaks into the leather. The combination of heating, oily saddle soap and wear will quickly loosen up the boots.

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