Leather? I had some leather army boots at one point and regularly rubbed in Talcum Powder with a soft cloth to soften them and stop them squeaking, also left a bit partially rubbed in on the tongue folds (out of sight) as they squeaked the worst. Leather is pretty much skin so most gentle skin products should have some effect, I've only ever tried talcum powder though.-Danielle- said:I'm asking around forums atm for Dr Martens breaking in tips. I've been suggested hot water instead of the pee method and to hammer the seams at the heels that are ripping me up. Do they seem to be the general methods to use? I'm going to shove newspaper in, use the Dr Martens softening balm and attempt to wear em in the house on the weekends.