Leather Boots Care Guide
Taking good care of leather boots is essential to keep them looking good and make them last longer. Below are some tips to for taking care of leather bootss.
- Always wash leather boots with luke warm water after stepping in manure or animal urine.
- Clean the boots regularly using clean tap water and a non-abrasive sponge or cloth. For stubborn dirt use a leather cleaning product.
- Do not use a hosepipe to wash the boots as the water pressure can force water through the seams.
- Leather boots should be allowed to dry slowly at room temperature and not placed next to a direct heat source such as a fire or radiator as this can damage adhesives and the leather.
- The leather should be regularly treated with a leather conditioner to help keep the leather soft and supple and prevent it hardening and cracking.
- Non waterproof boots should be treated with a leather waterproofing product such as Collonil Carbon Pro before wearing for the first time and regularly thereafter making sure particular attention is paid to areas of stitching and where the leather meets the sole. Waterproofing will be required more regularly in severe wet weather.
- Always use a boot jack to remove the boots. Do not pull or step on the sole unit when removing the boots as this can weaken adhesives used between the sole unit and the upper.