Dale is a New Orleans native but calls Atlanta home. A bootblack, nurse, title holder, and leather woman she loves to play hard and spend time with her leather brothers and sisters at the Atlanta Eagle. She has has been a part of the gay leather community since 2008 and was a proud full member of Panther Leather Levi for 8 years. Her kinks include impact play, needles, and anything to do with leather and boots. She is the Southeast Community Bootblack 2012 and 2013 and Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2017. She is the Bootblack coordinator for Atlanta Leather Pride Weekend and Southeast Black and Blue and has judged numerous contests throughout the Southeast. She has presented and demonstrated both technical and erotic bootblacking at many leather runs, conferences and events over the last 10 years. You can find her shining boots and greasing leathers at numerous events and leather runs in the Southeast. She adores her Daddy TJ, their four cats, and hosting leather family and friends at her home the Bootblack Sanctuary. Her passions are LGBT activism, oncology and HIV research, and bootblack & leather history. Her latest project is the 2020 Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend.
The Making (and Breaking) Of A Boot
So many things go into the making of a quality boot….type of leather, stitching technique, hardware, sole, insole, finishing, etc. Let’s take apart a boot layer by layer and discover the good, the bad, and the hidden parts of a boot. Trigger Warning: This class includes the non-consensual destruction of a boot. Squeamish bootblacks are encouraged to bring their own sickness bag.
Creamy. Soft. Wet. Shiny
Just what do you do with cream polish? We will explore why cream polish deserves a spot in every kit. It can be used on items like dress shoes, western boots and soft leather boots. Cream polish is one of the most versatile products in leathercare.