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How to Clean your Red Wing Boots

How to Clean Your Red Wing Boots

Red Wing use oil-tanned leather, which is known for being exceptionally durable, for many of their timeless boot styles. This type of leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant, and because less finishing materials have been applied to the leather, the boots have a much more natural look, which showcases their real beauty.

Here are two different guides to help give your Red Wing boots the tender loving care that they deserve - one for if they just need a quick going over, and one if they need a bit more attention:

Light cleaning

  1. For light cleaning, simply use warm water and a soft bristle bush to remove any stuck on dirt.
  2. Then use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any excess dirt that is still clinging on.

More rigorous cleaning

  1. If your boots have heavily soiled areas they may require a deeper clean. For this you simply need to use a clean cloth or brush and apply Red Wing’s Leather Cleaner.
  2. Then just wipe the cleaner away with a damp cloth and allow the leather to dry naturally, away from artificial sources of heat or sunlight.
  3. Now it’s time to condition your Red Wing boots. By using the All Natural Leather Conditioner, which can be found in the Red Wing Care Kit right here at Cloggs, you’ll be helping to preserve the finish and life of your footwear. You can apply this by using your fingers, a soft cloth or a sponge. Conditioning helps moisturise dried out leather.
  4. To add extra protection to your footwear and guarantee its preservation, a leather protector spray will help to provide an invisible shield from water, dirt, oil and mud.
  5. Once you’re finished, once again leave the boots to dry naturally, out of direct sunlight and away from artificial heat sources. These can cause the leather to dry out and crack.

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