To get the most out of your boots and shoes we suggest that you take a few minutes to clean your them after every trip.
1) Wash off any surface mud and grit with warm water using a semi-stiff brush if necessary.
Do not clean your footwear with household detergents as these detergents can damage the DWR or Gortex waterproof linings. Instead we recommend cleaning them with a technical cleaning agent such as Nikwax Footwear Gel.
2) If your boots get really wet, stuff them with newspaper or use Absorba Balls to help draw out moisture and prevent odour.
3) Allow your boots to dry naturally in a warm room or outdoors. DO NOT place your boots next to a fire or other direct heat source as the heat can damage the waterproof lining and may crack the uppers. Direct heat can be especially damaging to leather boots.
4) You do not need to reproof your boots after every use, however every few trips your boots will benefit from a reproof with a technical products such as Nikwax, or Grangers. For fabric and leather boots use Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proofer, and for leather boots use Nikwax Leather Conditoner
You will find more in-depth instructions for washing and caring for your boots in our Knowledge section on our website.