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Caring for Alvies Teju lizard boots

By Alvie Faulkenbery,
Caring for Alvies Teju lizard boots

Also known as "alligator lizard," Teju leather classes you up without overdoing it. Alvies Teju lizard boots are made with the highest quality leather for a unique look that will last a lifetime — and then some — with a bit of regular maintenance. 

Teju leather can run pretty dry, like a Brit on a vermouth bender. So make sure you clean and condition them on the regular to avoid cracking:

Step 1: Clean 'Em

Start by removing dirt and dust with a soft brush or damp cotton cloth 

Step 2: Protect 'Em

While your Alvies are still damp, use a soft rag to apply a light coat of quality leather conditioner (we love Bickmore Exotic) all over the outside of your boot. Use light coats so you don’t clog the leather or cracks. 

Step 3: Polish 'Em

If you’ve got a hot date (or a parole hearing) that requires a shiny boot, polish with a matching color or neutral crème. Apply in circular motions until you see a shiny haze on the boot — do this until the entire boot has been coated. Let the polish dry, then brush off with a soft cloth.

Alvie Faulkenbery

About Alvie

Alvie is the founder of Alvies (makes sense, right?), a man obsessed with boots and flip-flops. He spent six years designing and selling them out of an Airstream. That time was like his vision quest, where he learned everything he could about traditional bootmaking and leatherworking in order to build the best boots and flip-flops on the planet. In addition to being our Presidente and chief product designer, he’s also our resident boot expert and dropper of knowledge on the blog.