Caring for Leather or Synthetic Boots

Caring for Leather or Synthetic Boots

Do you have leather or synthetic boots? Are you looking for useful tips and helpful advice on how to care for them when they get dirty? Leather and synthetic boots are both suitable for use outdoors in tough environments and conditions. However, this doesn’t mean they’re impervious to the elements and invulnerable to damage. Proper care is still required to maintain their quality and maximise their lifespan, allowing you to get a lot more use out of your shoes and delay how long it takes before they need replacing. This blog post contains more information about caring for leather or synthetic boots.

How to Look After Leather Boots

Cracks and other defects can affect the appearance and overall performance of your leather boots. Putting some effort into keeping them clean can prevent damage and prolong their lifespan. You’ll achieve the best results by removing the laces so you can access harder-to-reach areas (such as the tongue). Place your boots on some newspaper or old cloth and use a horsehair brush to remove any loose dirt or particles that can damage the leather over time. Having a toothbrush on hand is also good to remove grime that’s deeply entrenched in the welt. For a deeper clean, you can use saddle soap and a damp rag. A quick brush each time you wear your leather boots outside will go a long way to preserving their condition, giving you many more years of use.

How to Look After Synthetic Boots

Synthetic boots are inexpensive alternatives to real leather, with shorter lifespans and less ability to withstand the rigours of the outdoors. However, they’re still well known for their breathability and versatile styling options. They also tend to be more eco-friendly and can serve you well for years if you look after them properly. You can do this using a mixture of dish soap, warm water and a soft bristled brush and/or damp cloth to remove dirt and grime. Products that protect leather can also be used on synthetic boots such as leather stain removers and water repellents. Just make sure you use them sparingly. Finally, hang your synthetic boots and allow them to air dry away from direct exposure to UV rays. Generally, don’t put them in washing machines or dryers, as this can cause damage. Your synthetic boots are sure to hold up for longer by following these tips regularly.

Buy Leather or Synthetic Boots Today

If you want footwear for rigorous outdoor use, leather and synthetic boots are both fantastic options. The team at Aussie Disposals has no shortage of quality options to choose from for men and women of all ages. Whether you want a leather boot that’s breathable and moulds to the shape of your feet or a synthetic boot that’s lighter and perfect for when you’re standing on your feet all day, we’ve well and truly got you covered. You can also come to us when you need tips or advice on caring for your leather or synthetic boots. We take pride in our extensive knowledge, ensuring every customer who walks through our doors looking for answers to their queries can trust the veracity of the information we provide. Contact us today by calling (03) 9799 5726, sending an email or filling out our online contact form.