Welcome to the Home of Alistair, LeatherHiraeth, European Bootblack 2020, and the third family bootblack 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 that 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

October 2021


On the 17th of October Alistiar will be attending The BBB along with members of the UK KRuel Leather family where not only will he in manning a bootblack stand but hosting a demonstration into bootblacking and high shines.

Keep your eyes peeled for news of the upcoming raffle.

May 2022


When 4th until the 9th…….TBC COvid19 allowing.

Although not competing this time, Alistair will be at Darklands 2022 as a judge so why not come meet him and the team.


WHEN:25th until the 30th…….TBC covid19 allowing.

Al and his team will be attending IMBB this year. Do want to come to 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.