How to care for your boots

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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.

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 polish for the first time, try it on an inconspicuous area of the boot to check whether it alters the colour or appearance.

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

  • Wipe away the residue and again leave to dry.

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. Some suedes are best treated prior to wear if they have not been treated.

  • 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 Canvas

  • Scrub away any patches of dirt with a soft bristled brush. Or, if you have one lying around, you can even use an old toothbrush.

  • Dip a cloth or soft bristled brush into some warm water and clean the entire surface of the boot.

  • Put some tissue paper inside your boots and leave them to air dry, to help maintain their shape when drying.

  • Never put your canvas Blundstones in a tumble dryer or they risk shrivelling and damaging the sole.

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.

The Right Fit

We’re passionate about feet. It’s our thing. Did you know that most people have one foot that’s smaller than the other? And that most of us have 26 bones in each foot, but some have 28? (The extras are on the bottom of the foot just behind the big toe).

So, we’ve designed a range of footwear that means you can find the right Blundstone for you. Different footbeds providing varying levels of cushioning and support, different lasts, lacing systems (traditional laces vs zips vs the Boa system), different leathers, “V” cut vs Chelsea cut - all of these variations bring diversity to the sizing and fit.

It means that there’s sure to be the perfect Blundstone for your feet.

Try on different styles and sizes, try them on both feet, and try to shop in the afternoon when your feet may be slightly swollen – this helps avoid buying boots that are too small. And, be sure to walk around – your feet usually get two sizes larger when you stand up.

What size are you?

Blundstone boots and shoes are marked with Australian sizing. Blundstone 1/2 sizes refer to width only, not the length. 

Please refer to the size guides below:

Adult sizes
AU Size US Men US Women
2 3 5
2.5 3.5 5.5
3 4 6
3.5 4.5 6.5
4 5 7
4.5 5.5 7.5
5 6 8
5.5 6.5 8.5
6 7 9
6.5 7.5 9.5
7 8 10
7.5 8.5 10.5
8 9 11
8.5 9.5 11.5
9 10 12
9.5 10.5 12.5
10 11 13
10.5 11.5  
11 12  
12 13  
13 14  
14 15  
Kids' sizes
AU/UK Kids US Kids
7 8
8 wide
8 9
9 wide
9 10
10 wide
10 11
11 wide
11 12
12 wide
12 13
13 wide
13 1
1 wide
1 2
2 wide
2 3
3 wide
3 4
4 wide
Safety sizes
AU Size US Men US Women
2 3 5
2.5 3 wide 5 wide
3 4 6
3.5 4 wide 6 wide
4 5 7
4.5 5 wide 7 wide
5 6 8
5.5 6 wide 8 wide
6 7 9
6.5 7 wide 9 wide
7 8 10
7.5 8 wide 10 wide
8 9 11
8.5 9 wide 11.5
9 10 12
9.5 10 wide 12 wide
10 11 13
10.5 11 wide  
11 12  
12 13  
13 14  
14 15  
Women's sizes

This size chart only applies to our 741 Black, 742 Black Suede and 743 Black products.

AU Women US Women
6 6
6.5 6 wide
7 7
7.5 7 wide
8 8
8.5 8 wide
9 9
9.5 9 wide
10 10