Impregnation of military boots
We all know that shoes made of genuine leather are more comfortable, durable and healthier. It is true that they are more expensive than those made of other materials, but considering the above-mentioned advantages, it is worth paying a little more for them to enjoy the long-term comfort of use. This applies to both military and leather boots.
The most important thing to remember is to properly impregnate footwear before first use, and then consistently repeat this process during use. Impregnation is a process in which by polishing shoes with appropriate means we protect them against the harmful effects of e.g. moisture. It has long been known that items made of natural leather, such as shoes, bags, belts, etc. (except for those made of patent leather) require the same care and maintenance, such as the skin of the face, hands or feet. So it's important to do it the right way, using the right means for your skin type.
Impregnation of new shoes is fairly simple, because they are clean and dry. The same action for previously used footwear is a little more complicated and definitely more time consuming. First, thoroughly remove dirt from the surface and soles of shoes. For this purpose, you can use a brush and a dry cloth or a damp cloth with a detergent. After cleaning, the shoes should be thoroughly dried. Then we proceed to impregnation, which will not only protect the skin against cracking, staining, but also against moisture. Remember to choose preservatives appropriate for the skin (material) from which they are made.
Note: we clean differently and use other preservatives to impregnate shoes made of smooth leather, and others for those made of porous leather. We should also remember that the skin is permeable to water, which is why we must use impregnants that reduce this permeability.
And one more thing, probably no less important. Each manufacturer gives such a recommendation, so it is worth complying with it. I mean to put shoes in shoes, especially those which have not been used for a long time. Thanks to this, it will not be deformed, and in general conservation is probably also what we care about.