Bullhide Custom Boots

Here at Paul Bond Boots, we are obsessed with bullhide! (Note that two of the boots below were chosen for our Boot of the Month category!) For starters, they are great working boots, yet they can be shined up for formal occasions as well. While we love the duality it offers, our favorite component of bullhide custom boots is that they can offer that vintage or "worn in" cowboy boot look that is so popular today. On an even better note, bullhide skins are available in both matte and gloss in a variety of colors unlike many of the other tougher skins.

 


Bullhide FAQs:

What is distinctive about bullhide boots?

Bullhide, like bison, buffalo, shark, and elephant is very durable. However, bullhide tends to have less grain. The difference between a high grain and a low grain leather is that with a high grain leather, you can see more divots and differentiation in the hide, and they tend to have a rougher look. The great thing about bullhide is that it gives that same character, yet has a more finessed look. Additionally, bullhide is available in a wider variety of colors than your basic buffalo or sharkskin which is typically left to brown, black and grey.

How do I take care of my bullhide boots?

Like all custom cowboy boots, it is vital to take care of them to extend their lifespan. For starters, we recommend using Bick 1 as a leather cleaner and following up with Bick 4 to condition the leather. The conditioning is the most important part as it penetrates deep into the leather allowing the boot to stay supple and strong for years to come. Lastly, we strongly recommend placing cedar shoe trees in your boots at night. This absorbs harmful moisture that causes cracking, smooths out the lining and insoles for additional comfort, and keeps the shape of the vamps in place.