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How to Care for Your Muck Boots

Muck Boots are built to last, but that doesn’t mean you should let them get caked in mud! Discover our best muck boot care tips in our latest post.

Muck Boots are built to last, but that doesn’t mean you should let them get caked in mud or leave your boots in a puddle in front of the barn. When you know how to care for your boots you can keep wearing them for months on end, even if you’re getting a full day’s use out of them at work or on the farm.

 

Proper care is especially important during the winter when subfreezing temperatures and steady precipitation can wreak havoc on any type of gear or clothing left outdoors. Grab a notepad and take down these essential boot care tips to increase the longevity of your favorite pair of boots:

  • It’s always better to take time and maintain your boots for the work you’re going to do than to try to fix your boots after wrecking them or overusing them. Fifteen minutes of maintenance now and then will help deter a visit to the store for an entirely new pair of winter boots.

  • Materials like leather and suede require pretreating in order to be cleaned - however, investing in boots made of synthetic materials, like Muck Boots, makes the process easier because are boots can be cleaned without any special preparation. Boots like our Arctic Ice Mid boot utilize CR Flex-Foam neoprene for waterproofing and heat retention qualities. Tough spandura provides added protection from wear, and the rubber outsole delivers unrivaled traction.

  • After heavy use, clean your boots so mud and debris doesn’t cake onto the exterior. You can use a hose, or dampen a washcloth and use soap to clean your boots directly. Dry your boots with a standard (dry!) washcloth - leaving boots by a heater to dry will result in cracking!

  • If you work in reliably wet conditions you can buy a waterproofing spray to enhance the waterproofing abilities of your Muck Boots. These sprays are intended to used near the seams of your boots after substantial use so your boots continue to keep your feet dry and warm.

  • When not wearing your boots store them in an insulated area like a basement or a closet. Even the toughest boots will degrade faster if left outside or in a drafty garage exposed to the elements.

  • See salt stains on your boots? Don’t panic! Mix white vinegar and water in a dish and grab a washcloth. Don’t use too much vinegar - it’s better to have to clean your boots twice than to damage them. Dip your washcloth into the mixture and rub your boots until the dreaded white salt stains vanish.

  • In order to keep your boots in pristine condition you can use a light coating of a rubber conditioner to prevent early fading. Muck Boots feature innovative materials and technology that naturally extend the life cycle of your favorite footwear, but there’s no harm in taking steps to make your boots last even longer!

 

Did we miss any helpful boot care tips? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!