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BootSpy University


Be kind to your boots and they’ll be kind to you. We’ll show you how to take care of your boots so they look better, smell nicer, and last longer. You’ll also learn about the different kinds of boot leather as the type will dictate your boot care approach.

3 Simple Tricks to Stretch Cowboy Boots the Right Way

By Andy Peloquin
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How to Shorten Shoelaces in 5 Minutes or Less

Come learn the quickest and easiest solutions to shorten your shoelaces (it’ll literally take minutes) so you can stride in style and security.

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Ultimate Guide to Boot Cobblers: What to Expect on a Visit

Are your boots on their last legs? Check out this guide and learn how to find great boot cobblers in the USA and know what to ask before they start the repairs.

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Red Wing Boots Care: The Ultimate Guide to Treating Red Wing Leather

Whether you have Harness, Muleskinner, Oro Legacy, or Briar Oil Slick leather, this Red Wing boots care guide will show you exactly how to treat your boots.

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How Much Does It Cost to Resole Boots? Is It Ever Worth It?

I asked 12 different cobblers across the USA how much their boot resole services cost and averaged it out so you can get a good idea what to expect to pay.

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How Long Do Red Wing Boots Last? 3 Tips to Make Them Last Longer

Are Red Wing boots built to last? In this guide, you’ll learn what to expect from your Red Wing boots, and what you can do to make them last longer.

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Can Cowboy Boots Be Resoled? Everything You Need to Know

Cowboy boots are built to last, but eventually they wear out. In this guide, I’m going to go over your options for having your favorite cowboy boots resoled.

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Are Blundstones Good for Snow? A Guide to Wearing Blunnies in Winter

In this guide, I’ll cover some tricks to help you decide if are Blundstones good for snow, if you should go outside with them, and make sure your feet stay dry. 

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Are Timberlands Good for Snow? Read This Before Wearing

If you’re about to lace up your Timberlands and head outside in the snow and ice, read this guide first to make sure you’re not about to ruin your boots.

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What Is Mink Oil & How to Use It on Leather Boots?

This ultimate mink oil guide will show you how to use mink oil, its effect on leather boots, where to buy it, and the best brands and products out there.

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How to Clean Your Thursday Boots Properly: A Hands-On Guide

If you’re wondering how to clean Thursday’s Rugged & Resilient, Thursday Chrome, or WeatherSafe suede leathers, this is the ultimate guide for you.

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How to Clean Blundstones: Like New in Under 15 Minutes

If you’ve been putting your new Blundstones through their paces, you need to know how to clean and maintain them. My hands-on tutorial will show you how.

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How to Distress Leather Boots: 5 Surprising Ways to Age Leather

Want to get rugged? Come discover the 5 surprising ways you can age and distress your leather boots with little more than a few household items.

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How to Get Rid of Odor in Boots: 7 Quick Ways

Man, smelly boots suck. Learn how to get rid of odors in your stinky boots the right way by following one of our six quick and simple methods.

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What Are Cedar Shoe Trees, and Why Do You Need One?

Learn what a cedar shoe tree actually does to your boots, the differences between cedar and plastic, and discover the best shoe trees for home and travel.

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How to Keep Feet Dry in Work Boots: 7 Ways to Combat Sweat

Yep, boot sweat is pretty gross. Avoid discomfort and potential fungal infections by following this guide on how to keep your feet from sweating in work boots.

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How to Use Saddle Soap on Boots: Clean Leather in 10 Minutes

Are your boots looking all kinds of sad? In this guide we’ll show you how to use saddle soap properly so you can turn those boots’ frown upside down.

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How to Fix Squeaky Boots in Under 15 Minutes

Squeaky, creaky boots can drive you bananas after no time at all. In this post you’ll learn how to fix squeaky boots with just four tools in 15 minutes or less.

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How to Dry Boots Fast: 5 Proven Ways

Everybody hates having wet boots. But never fear, BootSpy is here. Here are my top 5 go-to methods I for how to dry boots fast.