pair of muck boots being rinsed off with water

CARE GUIDE

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MUCK® BOOTS


YOUR NEW MUCK BOOTS ARE CONSTRUCTED WITH HIGH-GRADE NATURAL RUBBER AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW OUR CARE GUIDE TO ENSURE A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFESPAN FOR YOUR RUBBER BOOTS.


HOW TO CLEAN & CARE FOR YOUR MUCK BOOTS

neoprene boot upper being sprayed off with water

STEP ONE

The natural rubber and neoprene upper are very durable and clean up easily with a spray of water or gentle scrubbing with soap and cold water. Remove mud and any chemicals or animal waste. We would advise against using solvents or detergents to clean your boots, just soapy water would do it!

pair of boots powering through muddy water

STEP TWO

Allow to dry naturally at room temperature. While it might be tempting to leave your boots by a radiator, we would advise against it as this will cause the natural rubber to become brittle, deteriorate and crack over time. If water gets inside the boot while cleaning, a simple trick is to fill your boots with crumpled newspaper which will help to dry them out.

muck boot releasing from the mud in a soggy field

STEP THREE

Once the boots are dry, the rubber upper can be conditioned with wax polish, Armor All® or liquid detergent. This helps keep the rubber supple, boost UV protection, and to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. It is not recommended to use conditioners on the outsole area. This may cause it to become slick in wet or icy conditions.

Boots drying on a rack, being brushed off with a brush, and rinsed off with a hose outdoors

HOW TO STORE, REMOVE AND PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR MUCK BOOTS.


HOW TO STORE YOUR MUCK BOOTS

As a natural material, avoid storing your boots in direct sunlight, near to artificial heat or in sub-zero temperatures, as this can cause the rubber to become brittle, deteriorate and crack. Store them upright to avoid creasing or folding – some crumpled newspaper will help. One of our favorite storage is under-stair cupboards; your boots like their home to be cool, well-ventilated and dry, away from strong light.

HOW TO TAKE OFF YOUR MUCK BOOTS.

After a long walk, it's tempting to use a step or the other toe to dig into the heel and force your boots off. We would recommend using a Boot Jack to remove your boots in one fluid motion. With a boot jack, there will be no more muddy socks and hands, prevents excessive stress to the heel which leads to splitting of the rubber over time, plus, it is much kinder to your back and saves you bending down.

HOW TO PROLONG THE LIFESPAN OF NATURAL RUBBER BOOTS

As a natural material, it is important your rubber boots are maintained and stored appropriately to prolong their life. See the above steps on how to do this. It is also essential to keep the natural rubber nourished and conditioned to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. Once the boots are cleaned and dry, the rubber upper can be conditioned with wax polish, Armor All® or liquid detergent. This helps keep the rubber supple, boost UV protection, and to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. This helps keep the rubber supple, boost UV protection, and to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. It is not recommended to use conditioners on the outsole area. This may cause it to become slick in wet or icy conditions.

LEATHER & TWEED PRODUCTS

For Leather products, we would recommend cleaning with a damp cloth, and use a stiff shoe brush to remove stubborn dirt. Nourish the leather to keep them supple and resistant to water penetration.

For Tweed products, we would advise letting the mud dry after wear, then using a stiff shoe brush to brush off the dried mud.

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