Handmade from among our most exotic leathers, Paul Bond's ostrich custom cowboy boots come in a variety of colors, with distinctive quill patterns and striations for an unparalleled look to satisfy the most discriminating men and women.
However, the benefits of ostrich boots continue far past appearance alone. The leather is exquisitely soft to the touch yet flexible and durable, thanks to its natural oils. Because of these qualities, this exotic ostrich leather with proper care tends not to crack or harden. They are made to look and feel like new with every wear.
Once your ostrich cowboy boots arrive, it's very important to care for them appropriately in order to protect your investment and keep the exotic leather in superior shape. Be sure to keep them free of any soil, which can cause drying or discoloration, which is the last thing you want for these classic ostrich boots! It is important to wipe them regularly with a damp or dry cloth while being extra cautious about creases. Additionally, you should use boot cleaners and conditioners (we recommend the Bickmore products) with a soft brush and clean cloth to avoid damaging the quill marks. Finally, don’t forget to use shoe trees for the storage of your handmade boots. This will allow your beautiful boots to keep their shape, smell fresh, all the while absorbing harmful oils that can cause deterioration in your boots.
The terms full quill, half quill, and smooth all refer to different parts of the ostrich hide. Full quill is what you will typically see when people refer to ostrich cowboy boots. This type of ostrich boot showcases the pronounced ostrich quills very visibly while half and smooth show less and less. Half quill ostrich cowboy boots are half full quill and half smooth. Additionally, it is important to note that the more quills you have, the more expensive the boot will be. However, it is equally important to note that smooth ostrich boots are making a big come back right now. They offer a great look at a more affordable price point.
Here at Paul Bond Boots we are big proponents of ostrich skin boots. For starters, ostrich is extremely malleable and comfortable to the foot. With proper care (yes, this requires the regular use of leather cleaner and conditioner), your ostrich boots can last a life time while only becoming more and more comfortable. Secondly, from an economic standpoint, ostrich allows you to choose a range when it comes to quills. You can opt for the most expensive version which is full quill or come down to smooth and still get a great look! Lastly, ostrich is an exotic leather that is very durable. So if you aren't so easy on your boots, you don't have a lot to fear with ostrich.