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9 Tips On How To Care For Your Leather Work Boots

The Secret For Long Lasting Steel Caps

Caring for your leather work boots properly can significantly extend their lifespan and keep them looking great. Here are some tips to help you maintain and preserve your leather work boots:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Clean your boots regularly to remove dirt, dust, and debris. Use a soft brush or cloth to wipe away the surface dirt. For stubborn stains, use a damp cloth or sponge with a mild soap solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or soaking the boots, as this can damage the leather.

  2. Conditioning: Leather can dry out over time, so it's essential to condition your boots to keep them supple and prevent cracking. Use a high-quality leather conditioner or oil, and apply it according to the product instructions. This will help maintain the moisture and flexibility of the leather.

  3. Protect from Water: Leather is susceptible to water damage, so it's essential to protect your boots from getting soaked. If your boots get wet, let them dry naturally at room temperature. Avoid placing them near a direct heat source as it can cause the leather to crack.

  4. Polishing: Regularly polish your boots to maintain their shine and keep the leather protected. Choose a polish that matches the colour of your boots and apply it with a soft cloth, following the instructions on the polish container.

  5. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Extreme heat or cold can damage leather. Avoid leaving your boots in direct sunlight for extended periods or exposing them to extreme cold. If you work in extremely harsh conditions, consider using boot covers or overshoes to protect your boots.

  6. Use Boot Trees: When you're not wearing your boots, use boot trees or stuff them with newspapers to help maintain their shape and prevent creases from forming.

  7. Replace Worn-Out Soles: The soles of your boots will eventually wear out with regular use. When you notice significant wear or loss of traction, consider replacing the soles to extend the life of your boots.

  8. Rotate Your Footwear: If you wear your work boots every day, consider rotating them with another pair of shoes or boots. This allows each pair to have time to dry out and rest between uses.

  9. Store Properly: When not in use for an extended period, store your leather boots in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Consider using dust bags or shoeboxes to protect them from dust and potential scuffs.

Remember, proper care and maintenance are crucial for maximizing the lifespan of your leather work boots. By following these tips, you can enjoy durable and comfortable footwear for years to come.

Please contact our customer service team on 03 6161 3933 or for further info on our work boots cleaning & caring accessories. 

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