Welcome to the Home of Alistair, LeatherHiraeth, European Bootblack 2020, and the third family bootback for The UK KRueL Leather Family. Al and his team have created this website as a resource tool to help promote bootblacking in the UK and across Europe and to provide tips and tricks on how to achieve the perfect care for your leathers and boots.

Read more about Alistair and his journey with bootblacking here

Team Al, and the Road to IMBB…

Why not follow Alistair on his journey to compete in International Mr Bootblack 2021? The IMBB competition is held as part of the IML leather conference held each year in Chicago, USA. IML is a 5 day, multi-activity, leather conference which incorporates the International Mr Leather and the International Mr Bootblack competitions, classes, workshops, parties, a fetish market and more, and takes place each year in May.

You can support Alistair’s journey’s over on Patreon where you can choose from monthly support, one-off donations or even purchase limited edition items, pins, as well as other items like bootblacking starter kits.. You can also read about his journey here and follow it on facebook.

Boots by Post

A postal bootblacking service within the UK by Alistair, European Bootblack 2020. Send Al your boots and watch on zoom as he works on them. European and International service by negotiation… find out more here or follow on facebook

February 2021

3 hour intensive bootblack class.


Saturday 13th February at 7pm GMT, a 3 hour intensive bootblack class covering everything from bootblack etiquette, D/s elements, kit, products, technique, high shines, and hot spoons. Tickets are 15GBP each and all proceeds will go towards my travel fund to help promote Bootblacking across the UK and Europe, and to help get me and my support team to IML in November to compete for International Mr Bootblack 2021.

what’s in store?

  • Intro: DKLeather and Alistair
  • Discussion section: 1 hour – Bootblack history and etiquette , and how Bootblacking can be incorporated into D/s relationships
  • Break: 10 minutes comfort break
  • Bootblacking: 1hr 30 minutes – covering basic kit, cleaning and conditioning, oil tans, high shines, hot spooning, lacing, wax polish products
  • Q&A: 30 minutes

why not visit the Facebook event and show some support and encourage your friends and fellow boot lovers to attend

November 2021


WHEN: 11th until 14th…….TBC covid19 allowing.

Al and his team will be attending IMBB this year. Do want to come say hi? have a question you would like to ask? drop us an email and we will try to arrange to meet you there.

More updates to follow.