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How to care for your leather boots

By July 15, 2021No Comments

When it comes to getting yourself a fine pair of leather boots, you should look at them as an investment not just a purchase. If properly maintained and cared for a pair of De Winter boots will remain comfortable and retain their appearance for many years. So here’s a guide on how to care for your leather boots.


When putting on elastic sided boots make sure you use the pull-tabs. Using these will spread the strain through the tabs and elastic.
Never take off your boots by using your other foot. Always use a hand from the back of the heel.
Boots can take a day to dry from natural perspiration. I’d advise that you alternate wearing them in order to let them dry out naturally.

Cleaning and drying

Dirt and mud should be removed from your boots whilst still wet using a damp cloth. You should wait until they are dry before polishing them.
If your boots ever do get wet, let them dry naturally. Using direct or forced heat can damage and crack the leather and possibly the sole.


When it comes to storing your boots, I advise to use shoes trees. Trees will help maintain the shape of your boots and help stop any creases that may form. Especially when drying your boots as they will help prevent the boots from distorting.

Conditioning and polishing

Regular cleaning and conditioning with high quality products will increase your leather’s lifespan and allow you to enjoy them for many years. However, it is important to remember that you shouldn’t over condition them as the leather will need to breath and over conditioning could prevent this.
Polishing is important to maintain the colour and shine to your boots as well as removing any scuffs.


Casual to light Wear. Minimal Maintenance –Once a Month
Dress & Office Wear. Regular Maintenance – Every 2 Weeks
Outdoor Work Wear. High Maintenance – Weekly

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