- A Little History of AA Callister
- In 1952, Arthur A. Callister began trading wool with his father in a little shop on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City, Utah. Noticing how many customers were in need of quality tack to outfit themselves and their horses, AA Callister's Western Wear and Tack was born! Over 50 years and many satisfied customers we are still a family owned tack shop still located on the original site. We are proud to represent the traditions and lifestyles that made the West famous. We are also proud to feature some of the finest tack, clothing, and equipment made. Come live part of the American West today!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Things You Can Do To Repair Your Cowboy Boots Yourself
Cowboy boots put up with a lot of pressure. They are constantly being exposed to the rough terrain and weather conditions. Chances are they will receive some wear and tear at some point, and it is important to take care of that damage before it gets too serious.
Minor damage to boots can be easy to repair. It is important to keep your boots in good condition, however, because even minor damage can quickly turn in to serious damage if not taken care of in a timely fashion. If you notice any damage done with your boots, take care of them before they become more serious.
If your boots have cracks in the sole, fix them with an adhesive. A good adhesive for cowboy boots is Shoe Goo. Shoe Goo works well for boots made out of leather or rubber, and does a great job with sealing in the splits and cracks of your sole.
Scratches in boots are also easily fixed. Cowboy boots are most often made out of leather. If your boots are leather, leather lotion works great to get rid of visible scratches on your boot.
Leather lotion works great to smooth out the scratches on the boots. Apply the lotion with a clean cloth over the outside of your boots. The lotion also moisturizes your cowboy boots to prevent future cracks.
Suede boots won't work with a lotion. Use a dry cleaning bar instead to "erase" the scratches that are made on the boot. Use a brush after the cleaning bar to keep it looking its best.
Leaky boots need to be waterproofed. Use milk oil or another waterproofing substance to keep water from leaking inside your boots. After the oil dries spray on a water-proof spray to the seems of your boots to keep them sealed and well protected.
These repairs can be done easily. Boots with a more serious need of repair, however, should not be fixed by an inexperienced repairman. Boot repair shops can save seriously damaged boots, so call a professional for those types of jobs.