Kangaroo and calfskin cowboy boots are very similar in look and feel. However, there are some subtle differences. For instance, calfskin is slightly heavier in weight than kangaroo and therefore slightly more durable and less likely to scuff. On the other hand, kangaroo is great for a lighter weight cowboy boot. They are both available in a wide variety of colors. When deciding between the two, keep in mind, kangaroo is slightly more expensive but not by much.
While both leathers take a shine, most people prefer Kangaroo for their dress boots as they are lighter in weight and tend to have less of a grain and therefore a smoother finish. However, it is important to note that just like any of our cowboy boot leathers, maintenance is absolutely necessary. We recommend using Bick 1 to clean the boot and Bick 4 to condition afterwards. We have personally seen a dead looking boot come back to life with the use of these two products - give it try, if you haven't already!
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