Avoiding the Biggest Woe of Winter Wear

Boots are the perfect footwear when it comes to cold weather, they keep our feet warm and the bottoms of our pants dry, and most of all they are fashionable. When you’ve found the perfect pair of boots to add to your wardrobe you want them to last for many seasons to come. Boots are exposed to wet conditions, harsh salt and sometimes mud. Here are some tips to keep your boots looking great all year long.


Even if you buy boots that say they are water resistant, waterproofing your boots gives them extra protection through the wet season. Waterproof spray is available at most shoe stores and is easy to use. Make sure your boots are dry and then spray them in a well ventilated area making sure that you coat them thoroughly and wait for them to dry before wearing them. Waterproof your boots again before every wet season or any time you see it might be starting to wear off.

Special Leather Care

Leather can’t be cleaned like any other shoe fabric; special care must be taken when cleaning leather. Special products specifically for cleaning leather can be purchased at most shoe stores and can help keep your leather shoes looking great through harsh weather conditions.

Everyday Maintenance

Doing a few simple things to your boots every day can help keep them looking brand new. Depending on the shoe type it might be safe to wipe off your boots with warm water and soap every day. Leaving salt on your boots for an extended period of time can damage the shoe permanently. Cleaning off harsh deteriorates can help prevent wear and tear. Depending on the type of boot there may be specific instructions for keeping your boots looking fabulous so you can wear them for many seasons to come.

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