WALKING

WALKING

Maintaining your footwear

A guide to caring for your boots and how to get the most from them for years to come.

Boots don’t require much maintenance and our excellent range will stand up to some pretty demanding conditions. However, a little attention once in a while and use of the right footwear care products will keep them performing for longer. Follow these simple steps and get the most out of your boots…

TOP TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR BOOTS

  • Scrub clean
  • SCRUB CLEAN

    After a trip, take a moment to wash off any mud and grit you have lovingly accumulated with warm water and a semi-stiff brush. Avoid detergents.

  • Treat with proofer
  • TREAT WITH PROOFER

    Use Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof or a suitable substitute to treat your boots.

  • Avoid softening uppers
  • AVOID SOFTENING UPPERS

    To avoid your boots losing their shape, do not soften your leather uppers too much while washing.

  • Absorb all moisture
  • ABSORB ALL MOISTURE

    If your boots get really wet, stuff them with newspaper or use Absorba Balls to help draw out moisture and prevent odour.

  • Dry carefully
  • DRY CAREFULLY

    DO NOT place your boots next to a direct heat source as the upper can crack. Allow them to dry naturally in a warm room or outdoors.

  • Check for wear
  • CHECK FOR WEAR

    Occasionally check your soles for signs of wear. If you notice you are losing grip, you may want to have the sole replaced. Consider investing in a new pair of boots if the uppers are damaged too.