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After parting with your hard-earned cash for a pair of UGG boots , you’ll want to keep them looking as pristine as possible. However, with the delicate, natural sheepskin material the boots are made from, this can be easier said than done.
That’s where the UGG Australia Sheepskin Care Kit comes in. This kit is best purchased at the same time as your boots, as it includes a bottle of Sheepskin Protector which is ideally applied before the boots are first worn. This is our step-by-step guide to using the kit and extending the life of your Ugg boots exponentially.
1. Sheepskin Protector
So you’ve bought your boots and your Care Kit - where do you begin?
The first step is to get your boots protected as best as possible. Ensuring that your boots are dry and clean, take the bottle of Sheepskin Protector, give it a shake and hold it about six inches from your boots. Then spray the outside thoroughly, aiming to cover every part of the sheepskin exterior. You’ll want to get your boots damp, although not drenched.
Once this is done, leave your boots to dry in a cool, well-ventilated area for about 24 hours. Do your best to avoid sunlight or other sources of heat, as these can cause your boots to wrinkle. When dry, you can use the brush provided, always stroking in the same direction.
2. Sheepskin Cleaner & Conditioner
Unfortunately, over time all shoes show a bit of wear. It’s a sad fact of life that keeps us here at Cloggs up at night. However, until we’ve found a solution that represents the footwear equivalent of the Fountain of Youth, UGG Boots official Sheepskin Cleaner & Conditioner is the next best thing.
First, use the plastic- handled brush and gently go over the boots. This first brushing will help to remove some of the dust and dried-on dirt. Make sure to brush in one direction only.
Next, take a sponge and dampen your boots. Again, you’ll want them wet, but not soaked. When you’ve wet the sheepskin exterior, put some of the Sheepskin Cleaner & Conditioner on the sponge and apply it to the boot, taking care to not scrub too vigorously. Then wipe off the excess residue and stuff the boot with newspaper. This will both help the drying process and stop the boots from losing any of their shape.
Once again, leave your boots to dry for around 24 hours, away from heat and sunlight. Once dry, you can apply another coating of Sheepskin Protector if you want to.
3. Sheepskin Freshener
Just like the issues of wear and tear, we’re equally upset by shoes’ propensity to pick up some fairly unsavoury odours over time. Thankfully, the Sheepskin Freshener is perfect if you want to give your boots a quick blast of freshness. Simply, spray the inside of your UGGs with the freshener and you’re good to go.
Unlike other footwear UGGs have very specific cleaning guidelines, due to the nature of the sheepskin used. This section will provide a helpful Do’s and Don’ts guide, to make sure you can preserve your UGGs as long as possible!
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