Red Moose on How Mink Oil Protects Your Shoes
Mink oil is commonly used to protect leather shoes and boots, but it is really versatile enough to protect just about any material—including vinyl and plastic—when it comes to footwear.
Before we get to exactly how mink oil works to protect your shoes, let's go over the mink oil-related products you can get from Red Moose.
Pure Mink Oil Paste
Our Pure Mink Oil Paste naturally repels oils and salt stains while keeping your shoes looking their best. If you opt for the paste, you can apply it smoothly with a chamois cloth. After that, all it takes is a weekly touch-up to keep an ongoing protective layer.
Genuine Mink Oil Aerosol
Our Mink Oil Aerosol spray will breathe new life into old and fading footwear with an ultra-convenient way to apply it! In addition, the spray is more versatile than the paste and can offer protection for a number of different surfaces, including the interior of an automobile, belts, wallets, handbags, baseball mitts, leather gloves, and so much more.
How Does Mink Oil Offer This Protection?
The best part about the mink oil products offered by Red Moose is that they are all-natural. The mink oil is pure and ethically harvested, working naturally without any other chemicals added.
It's believed that ranch owners who raised minks for their fur discovered that the fat beneath the fur had a velvety-feel to it and softened their hands. Legend has it that Indians who caught minks while trying to trap fur also discovered their quality during an earlier time.
Regardless of its origin, mink oil is high in palmitoleic acid, which is a natural fatty acid that is unsaturated, meaning that it remains in its original state without breaking down like other types of oils.
This makes it a perfect product to lubricate and protect shoes and boots, especially leather because much of the natural oils in leather items are lost during the production process. Therefore, using mink oil regularly can keep your footwear well-conditioned and protected.