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BOOT CARE

Blundstone Boot Care

Give your Blundstones the love they deserve!

While our boots are designed to last, it's vital that you care for them to help prolong their life and lustre.

Our boots are made from leathers with various finishes, suede, nubuck and canvas. Each needs specific care in order to keep them clean.

Keeping the soles of your Blundstone boots clean is also an integral part of boot care. This will help avoid permanent stains and minimise contaminates causing damage to your favourite boots.

Follow our tips below to properly care for your Blundstone boots.

Cleaning Leather

  • First, remove any caked dirt on your boots with a soft bristled brush or damp cloth, and leave your boots to air dry. Please ensure that your boots are away from direct sunlight or any heaters, as they will dry out the leather.

  • Apply leather polish, spray or cream to the leather to help maintain your boots. If you are using a product for the first time, try it on an inconspicuous area of the boot to check whether it alters the colour or appearance.

  • When using a polish, apply a small amount to a polishing cloth or brush and rub onto the shoe in circular motions.

  • Wipe away the residue and again leave to dry.

  • Depending on the leather finish, once dry, buff with a brush to achieve a shine. 

Cleaning Suede

  • Use a suede brush, to scrub off any surface stains or dirt.

  • If you have any scuff marks, you can remove them with a gum eraser. Simply rub the scuff with the eraser and wipe away the rubber debris.

  • Then dampen a suede brush with a little water and pour a small amount of suede and leather cleaner on it. Then clean the shoe, focussing your attention on any particularly stained spots.

  • Dab the shoes with a clean towel to remove any excess moisture and leave to air dry.

  • Once dry, apply a water and stain repellent spray on the shoe to help prolong their life.

  • It’s a good idea to waterproof boots regularly to protect the leather from staining. If the leather is wet, let it dry naturally prior to cleaning or using any cleaning substances.

Cleaning Nubuck

  • Use a dry nubuck cloth to remove any surface dirt. Then brush gently with a nubuck brush. Use a circular motion, taking care not to spend more than a few seconds on any area.

  • If you have any scuffs, remove them with a gum eraser. Simply rub the scuff with the eraser and wipe away the rubber debris. Alternatively, try a spray-on nubuck cleaning solution, then wipe the area with a nubuck cloth. It is important to follow the instructions on such products and ensure it is tested on a small area before wider application.

  • Dab the shoes with a clean towel to remove any excess moisture and leave to air dry.

  • Apply a nubuck water and stain repellent on the shoe to help prolong the life of your shoes.

  • Remember, it’s a good idea to waterproof boots regularly to protect the leather from staining. If the leather is wet, let it dry naturally prior to cleaning or using any cleaning substances.

Cleaning the Sole

  • Remove any large pieces of dirt/debris from your boots.

  • Use a stiff nylon brush to clean between the tread to remove any excess dirt. Should dirt remain, soak your boots in a shallow bath/bucket of warm water for two hours. Again, use a stiff nylon brush to remove.

  • Finally, use a damp cloth for an overall clean before allowing your boots to dry naturally.  

Cleaning Nylon

  • For light soiling, remove any caked dirt from your shoes with a dry soft bristled brush or damp cloth then immediately leave them to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Ensure that your shoes are air dried away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Never dry shoes in a clothes dryer.
  • For a more comprehensive clean, remove the footbed and surface wash the shoes sparingly with water and a minimal amount of mild detergent then rinse with warm water – ensure that water does not penetrate excessively inside the shoes. Hand wash only - do not soak the shoes or use a washing machine as doing so may cause permanent damage.
  • Wash the footbed with mild soap and water and air dry flat.
  • When air drying, stuff the shoes with clean dry paper (i.e. paper towels) then lie them flat on a clean surface. Once the shoes are dry, removed the stuffing and reinsert the dry footbed. Repeat cleaning as required.
  • Antistatic shoes require special care to maintain their conductive properties. Failing to follow these cleaning instructions correctly may affect the electrical conductivity of the sole, or cause the footwear to lose its antistatic properties. Only ever replace the factory fitted footbed with the same item specification. Refer to Blundstone antistatic footwear user information sheet for important safety advice.

Cleaning PVC

  • After wear, gently brush off dirt and other contaminants using a soft brush or cloth. Rinse with clean water, adding a mild detergent if necessary. Wipe dry.
  • Do not soak your gumboots in solvents or heavy detergents.
  • Do not dry or store your gumboots in direct sunlight or near a heat source as this may cause the rubber to become sticky and break down.
  • Wipe down the insides of your gumboots and wash the footbeds using a mild detergent and water as required.

Extra Tips

  • Never dry your boots by an open fire or artificial heat source, as this will cause the leather to harden, shrink and crack. It can even cause the leather to pull away from the sole. Always dry your boots naturally at room temperature.

  • Always store your boots in a well ventilated, cool place away from sunlight or any heat which will tarnish the leather.

  • You should use a leather conditioner on your boots whenever they need them. If your boots are looking a little scuffed and worn, always remember to use a conditioner.

  • Similarly, you should use a suede protector on your suede boots when they are looking worn, and before you wear them on a rainy or sunny day.

  • Avoid exposing your boots to chemical contamination. Solvents, strong acids and alkalis will do irreparable damage on leather, whilst commonplace substances like milk and salt are also highly damaging. In the event of exposure, clean the boots immediately.

  • You should only use good quality cleaning substances and ones specific to the material of your boots.