How to clean and protect your mountain bootsTaking care of your footwear is simple, and consists of cleaning the exterior and the interior, drying and protection.
- For correct cleaning of the exterior, we recommend avoiding aggressive products in favour of a soft brush and warm water. If your boots have been used in particularly dry or sandy conditions, you’ll first need to remove the dust. To do this, you can clean using a paintbrush before washing your boots, or remove dust using compressed air. You should not only clean the upper, but also the sole, eyelets and hooks. If you’re very keen, you can use special detergent products which are commonly available. While the leather is still damp, we recommend using a waterproofing spray, which improves the performance of your boots and prolongs their life.
- To clean the interior, first you need to remove the insole, which can be washed and dried. Once the insole is removed, it’s easy to put your hand inside and brush the interior; take particular care not to damage membranes and seams.
- After brushing your boots, prevent damage as they dry by placing them out of the sun and away from heat sources, completely unlaced to avoid unwanted creases.
- Your boots should be dried at room temperature.
- The best way to store your boots is with scrunched-up paper inside to retain the shape.