Hey Beauties! :D 

Dr. Martens are still my go to boot, all year round. Since I wear them quite a bit, they get a little wear and tear, like most shoes do. So I decided to look into the Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam to see if it's worth the hype. Read on to see if it is. . .

So what is this Wonder Balsam? It's a mixture of coconut oil, lanolin and beeswax. It has no colour to it and it can be used on all leather except suede. It nourishes, conditions, cleans and protects the leather to help you keep it soft and supple without polishing. It keeps your boots looking as smart as they did on the first day you got them. 

Before using the balsam make sure to remove any grit, dust or dirt which may scratch the leather. I usually take a cloth (slightly damp) and wipe it over the whole boot. Make sure you remove the laces too. This helps to make sure that you get in all the nooks and crannies of the boot. I would also suggest to take a picture of the laces, as a reminder of how they were laced up.

To apply the balsam you want to take the sponge and lightly dip it into the balsam. Make sure to apply it generously and in circular movements to all the areas of the boot. I also like to apply the balsam around the seam and to the stitching to help waterproof the area and extend the life of the stitching. Leave the balsam on the boots for about 15-20 minutes. After the 15-20 minutes I usually have some excess balsam on the boot so I just take a polishing cloth to lightly buff and remove the excess balsam. 

I definitely would say it works really well. My docs are nice and shiny and the creases aren't "dry-looking" anymore. (There will obviously be creases, and this you can't remove). They defiantly have more life to them. You can also use the balsam to break in your new docs too. When I got my Jadons, the leather was so hard that I got blisters. I used the balsam to soften the leather and it's much more comfortable now. 

Which docs do you own? Have you guys used the Wonder Balsam? 

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