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 a significant color and texture change will occur and is generally inevitable.