Shoe care

BLUNDSTONE SHOE CARE

Give your Blundstones the love they deserve with proper shoe care!

While our boots are designed to last, it is vital that you take care of them to extend their life and shine.

Our boots are made of leather with different finishes, smooth leather, suede and nubuck. Each needs specific care to keep them clean.

Follow our tips below to take good care of your Blundstone boots.

CLEANING LEATHER

• First remove caked dirt on your boots with a soft brush or a damp cloth and allow your boots to air dry. Make sure your boots are away from direct sunlight or heaters as they dry out the leather.
• Apply leather polish, spray or cream to the leather to help maintain your boots. If you are using a polish for the first time, try it on an inconspicuous part of the shoe to check if it changes the color or appearance.
• If using a polish, apply a small amount of leather cleaner to a polishing cloth or brush and rub the shoe in circular motions.
• Wipe off the residue and let it dry again.

CLEANING SUEDE

• Use a suede brush to scrub away any surface stains or dirt.
• Simply rub the scuff with the eraser and wipe away the rubber debris.
• After drying, apply a water and stain repellent spray to the shoe to extend their life.
• It is a good idea to regularly waterproof boots to protect the leather from stains. If the leather is wet, allow it to dry naturally before cleaning or using detergents.

CLEANING NUBUCK

  • Use a dry nubuck cloth to remove any dirt on the surface. Then brush gently with a nubuck brush. Use a circular motion, taking care not to spend more than a few seconds on any area.
  • If you show wear, remove it with an eraser. Simply rub the scuff with the eraser and wipe away the rubber debris. You can also try a spray-on nubuck cleaning solution, then wipe the area with a nubuck cloth. It is important to follow the instructions on such products and ensure that they are tested in a small area before applying them more widely.
  • Pat the shoes with a clean towel to remove excess moisture and allow to air dry.
  • Apply a nubuck water and stain repellent to the shoe to extend the life of your shoes.
  • Remember, it is a good idea to regularly waterproof boots to protect the leather from stains. If the leather is wet, allow it to dry naturally before cleaning or using detergents.

EXTRA TIPS

• Never dry your boots near an open fire or artificial heat source, as this will cause the leather to harden, shrink and crack. This allows the leather to even pull away from the sole. Always dry your boots naturally at room temperature. Always keep your boots in a well-ventilated, cool place away from sunlight or heat affecting the leather.
• Do not expose your boots to chemical contamination. Solvents, strong acids and alkalis will cause irreparable damage to the leather, while everyday substances such as milk and salt are also very harmful. Clean the boots immediately in case of exposure.
• Use only good quality cleaners and those specific to the material of your boots.