In my last post I spoke about how to care for your sweaters before you store them for the season and this week is speaking about boots. I find boots to be a lot easier to manage than sweaters because you normally only have two or three types of materials used in the construction of the boot. You can have leather, synthetic leather, nylon and suede or a blend of all four materials. Leather and nylon boots can be cleaned in the same way to some extent whereas suede is a little bit more labour intensive.
I recommend using lukewarm water and 1 to 3 drops of dish soap detergent.
Then dip a rag or a cloth into the water (water and soap) and rub small circles into the boot.
Once you no longer see the white marks from the salt leave boots to air dry.
With the same solution dampen your cloth/rag. DO NOT SOAK WITH WATER, damp means it should be halfway to dry.
Lightly wipe the boot down, do not leave the rag resting on boot.
There shouldn’t be any excess water on the boot once you’ve wiped down the boot, take a dry cloth/rag and wipe away any excess water.
Mixed Material & Pleather - I would repeat the steps for the Suede boots but use the last step in the leather boots.
See my video below, on how to clean your boots. FYI if you are given specific directions on how to care for your boots please follow those directions.