Teju Lizard Skin Boots 101
The Teju lizard skin is considered the most desirable of the lizard skins. These have a more pronounced pattern and once you know what it is they are instantly recognizable because of their distinctively different pattern.
Teju Lizard Skin # 1
The Dan Post Teju Lizard is a very popular dress boot and boy is it exquisite! The most discriminating man would find this boot appealing. Dan Post offers two toes in the black, the J (most pointed) and R (western dress or medium round toe). The J toe is limited to the sizes listed on line because it will be discontinued when current inventory is sold. The R toe which is what I call the western dress toe. The R toe is the timeless western toe others come and go but this toe is always a show stopper. The J-toe is style DP2350J and the R Toe is DP2350R. This skin is so distinctive and striking and the shine is what makes this boot look so impressive for dress wear. Beautiful I tell you!
Teju Lizard Skin # 2
The second lizard skin color is called Peanut Brittle and they are also by Dan Post. The J toe is DP2351J and the R toe is DP2351R. These boots are breathtaking in this color because the natural cracks of the lizard traps the stain and naturally get darker to give this boot depth and a dimensional shine. These are wonderful to wear with a brown suit or with your favorite blue jeans. Please bear in mind other colors and brands are available in this lizard skin I just chose to highlight the Dan Post because many sizes are readily available.
Let’s talk about up-keep. This skin requires a little more maintenance than some but in my humble opinion the way the skin looks is worth the time and trouble. For lots of future wear always wipe these off after wear so you don’t allow dirt or grit to settle in the cracks of the skin of the boots…That would be very abrasive to the leather if left over time. Then the second step would be to moisturize the leather with leather balm. Leather Balm is my favorite because of the ease of use. Shake the bottle well, rub on with a soft cloth and let dry to a haze. When the boot feels dry to the touch please buff with another soft cloth until you reach the desired shine.