Nurture Your Boots

Buying a pair of quality boots are an investment that will serve you in tough conditions for a long time. The life of qualitative boots never go to judge when it is impossible to say what the boots will be exposed. Something that can be said is that the boots will love the shoe care will last considerably longer.


Your boots feel bad to be dirty over time. Have you always time to fix the boots after each turn (to have the goal anyway). Use a brush and lukewarm water. If the boots are not clean in lukewarm water for example, after a long hike in the muddy conditions, you need to use a detergent designed for leather shoes. Remove soles and laces, and do not return them until everything is clear. When you remove the insoles, you must be careful to ensure that no stone is left under the sole and the shoe.

Shoes having a membrane (such as Gore-Tex) must be cleaned from the inside. A dirty Gore texmembran breathe just as “good” as a plastic bag. By washing the inside of your boots prevents additionally odors.


The soles are designed to give you optimum grip in various conditions and grip of your boots is invaluable for both hunting and hiking. When the soles are covered with mud and rocks over time hardens the dirt under the insole which makes the pattern in the sole disappears and when the pattern disappears, you lose the grip. Always flush of your soles after use, you always have a good grip when you need it.


If the leather is treated properly, it is an incredible material, but not to lose their desirable properties are required to be treated right. This is particularly true when the boots to dry when they are at too rapid drying becomes too dry and cracks easily arise. Just like the leather so doing rubber sole bad if you dry the boot too fast. You should never dry your boots at the fire. By drying boots in under 40 degrees, you avoid that they dry too quickly. To speed up the drying process, you should also wipe the boot from the inside, which you do best with shoe trees or newsprint. Let the boots dry at least 24 hours at room temperature. Try Iamhigher for vintage boots with French heels.


When the boots are clean and dry, it is time to care for your boots so that they maintain their strength, water repellency and comfort. There are many schools in the boots nurtured best but this is our vision of the ideal health care.

Leather is best treated with wax or grease. The wax settles on the leather surface and allows moisture can not penetrate the leather while fat penetrates into the leather which makes the leather becomes saturated so that water can not penetrate. With the fat becomes softer boots (which can make boot lose some of its stability). Wax is available as liquid and solid, but both versions have the same functionality so it’s mostly about what you prefer to work with. Wax lubricated with your fingers or with cloth. Work in small circles and was extra careful seams and around the holes for the laces. It is good to use a brush so that the wax reaches all seams and other inaccessible places on the boot. It is possible to use wax on nubuck (even preferable), but remember that the boot will be a bit darker. Nubuck is similar to the appearance of suede but is in fact upputsat leather. To maintain the appearance of nubuck is special wax or impregnation adapted nubuck preferred. When the shoes are lubricated surface should not be sticky, all wax residue located superficially should therefore trimmed away.