All boots, and more especially ill-fitting boots, have a tendency to crease and crack across the toes, and to counteract this tendency the following precautions should be observed. Patent leather boots should always be rubbed down across the joint over the toes while the toot is slightly bent, the rubbing being done with the hand or with a piece of soft rag. If the weather is at all cold, the boots should be warmed in front of the fire before they are put on, and then rubbed. Calf leather boots should always be carefully treed up when cleaning them, and each time the boots are worn the creases should be taken out by rubbing with a bone.