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, nylon and PVC. 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
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
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