Ostrich skin is one of Nevada’s most highly sought-after exotic leathers, known for its softness, durability, and strength. There are several different types of leather available, so it’s important to choose a pair that fits well and is constructed from quality materials.
Types of Ostrich Skin Cowboy Boots
Machine vs. Handmade
Handmade ostrich skin cowboy boots are made by skilled artisans using traditional sewing and binding methods. These boots are usually more expensive than machine-made ones, but they offer a higher quality product built to last for many years.
On the other hand, machine-made boots are typically mass-produced in factories with machine equipment. These are usually less expensive than handmade versions, but they are not as well-made or durable. We recommend handmade boots for the highest quality and longest wear.
Leg vs. Smooth Skin & Full Quill Boots
The leg skin is uniquely different, with an alligator-scale pattern with a beautiful texture that comes in varied shapes and sizes. Smooth skin is made from the side of the bird where it doesn’t have quills, which offers the same durability without the distinct markings for a more subtle effect. Full quill is taken from the feathered portion of the hide and has a studded leather appearance.
Ostrich Skin Vs. Other Types Of Leather
- Offers More Flexibility Than Other Leathers
- Stronger Than Common Leather Types
- More Water-Resistant Than Other Types Of Animal Skin
How to Care For Your Ostrich Leather
You should clean your ostrich skin cowboy boots after every wear using a soft, damp cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals or cleaners, as these can damage delicate ostrich skin. You can use mild saddle soap on a soft brush to remove tough stains. Gently scrub the stained area, rinse with clean water, and allow them to air dry.
When not in use, store your boots in a cool, dry place from direct sunlight. If possible, stuff them with newspaper to help retain their shape. You can also use trees or shapers designed explicitly to store cowboy boots. Finally, polish them regularly to keep them looking their best.
Quality Bespoke Boots In Vegas
Shop custom cowboy or girl boots made from the highest quality exotic and domestic leathers in Las Vegas, and surrounding areas at Old Country Boots today. Whether you are looking for a custom fit or a more standard option all of our products are hand-made from the highest quality leather by skilled artisans. When you buy from us you know you will have a product handmade in the USA.