Leather Notes

Wooly Bully Rough Out

Basic Details

About the Tannery

S.B. Foot

SB Foot Tanning is recognized for its tradition of quality, a legacy that has been nurtured over more than a century of operation. Their process results in leather that is both durable and flexible, characteristics that have been fundamental to the company's success. Today, SB Foot Tanning continues to operate with a blend of traditional techniques refined by its founders and modern practices, ensuring the production of high-quality leather products.

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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With Rough Out leather, cleaning and conditioning will be significantly different than most of our leathers. While Rough Out leather is known for its low maintenance, a couple of tips will help keep your boots going.

After wear, the nap can become matted down irregularly. This can be overcome simply by using a wire brush lightly in a back and forth motion to gently remove any dirt.

If waterproofing is the goal, one option is to use a suede spray over the entirety of the boot. This will retain the nappy, rough texture but provide perfect water resistance. It is also possible to use Truman wax to waterproof, but the texture will generally become more matted down.

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


Treated myself to a pair of the Wooly Bully Captoe Trumans’s for Christmas (on top of the Black Friday Java waxed flesh MTO) because I needed to add a lighter boot to my collection. First off the color is even lighter in person, it’s a very light tan color. The quality in the craftsmanship is top notch. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Truman. Second the nap of the roughout is spectacular. I have an affinity for roughout leather and these wooly bullies are perfect! The leather is tough and seems like it will stand up any situation you put it through. I wanted a boondocker style boot, but I don’t trust any other boot brands, these wooly bully’s do the job

New York

The Eugene sole is perfect for me, as it doesn't track in dirt. Not my first pair of Trumans, so I knew sizing and exactly the quality I was getting (top notch). It was just an interesting color, texture, and first time I asked about speed hooks. I can't wait to see how they age, but they look like sandy colored killer boots. Wore them around the house all day and they're already breaking in. The leather is soft, and very fuzzy. Truman always surprises me when I open the box. I like how they look on the website, but they're always better in person. Thank you again Truman team.