Leather Notes

Oxblood Double Shot

Basic Details

About the Tannery


Seidel Tanning, nestled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been a cornerstone in the American leather industry for over 75 years. This fourth-generation, family-owned business stands out as one of the largest high-quality leather producers in the U.S. Known for its enduring presence since WWII, Seidel has become synonymous with robust work and western boots, as well as motorcycle leather.

The Look

The Feel

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1.  Using a horse hair brush, lightly brush to remove any debris, dust and dirt from the uppers. 

2.  Take a wet-but-not-dripping, clean cloth to further release any stubborn dirt, and pickup all additional buildup.

3.  If there is dirt or mud thickly caked on that does not come off with just water, we recommend our Leather Boot Cleaner. This can be applied directly to the leather, followed by gentle pressure with a horsehair brush to lift persistent dirt from the leather.

4.  Using a clean, dry cloth, remove any excess water and/or excess cleaner, if used. 

5.  Air dry only — quickly drying with heat can shrink, deform and otherwise crack the leather. 

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Just like your skin, leather becomes dry and needs to be reconditioned to retain its strength, prevent cracking and therefore prolong its lifespan. Frequency of conditioning is dependent on three things: the leather, your lifestyle and the climate in which you live. 

For frequently worn boots, you may want to condition as often as five or six times a year. If your boots sit amongst a collection of boots — resulting in infrequent wear — they may not need conditioning for years.

You will want to prevent the leather from drying out with the occasional application of conditioner, such as our Leather Protector or Leather Cream.

Using a horse hair brush designated solely for conditioner, apply a small amount first to the brush, and then gently brush in the conditioner using swift, intentional movements. For water resistance, our Leather Protector is the better choice of conditioner, and should be applied to all seams in addition to the upper leather.

Signs that your boots need to be conditioned include
stiffness or a feeling of dryness to the touch.

Leather should never be allowed to get so dry that visible cracking occurs on the surface.

Your Words, Not Ours


I am new to the PNW boots/Heritage boots world. I own Iron Rangers, Thursday Captains, and now these beauties. Upon opening the box, I was met with a wonderful smell of tanned leather, incredible craftsmanship, and amazing color. I wear a size 13 street shoes, the 12.5 fit perfect. I am two weeks into breaking them in, they are just starting to break in. I have had several people comment on them, asking about them as they just pop when you wear them. I can't wait to buy a second pair. The only negative is sizing availability on the website.


I've been waiting for a "double shot" boot in my size (8.5D) for months checking the website every now and then. Then suddenly a seconds of the oxblood came on site and i jumped at it. My Redwing Iron Rangers fit perfectly in an 8.5D and it translates for me perfectly to the Truman boot. I had the same feeling when i put my foot in the first time, the perfect fit. The oxblood leather is even more gorgeous than expected and is nice and thick but pliable. The style and stitching on the boot is great and i haven't had any break in problems at all. I've got may quality boots but these are something exceptional, this is the boot i've been waiting for, my grail boot I didn't even know i needed. For quality if you buy these in the perfect fit you will be a very happy camper.