Taking care of men's boots is not a big issue. Most problems come when boots got dirty by wet mud or in rain.
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How to take care of desert boots?
Do nothing. Don't wash, don't use any leather spray or other fancy stuff. They'll last longer if you just remove dust with a simple dry cotton cloth and a brush. If they have mud or wet dirt...wait till it dries out and then wipe the dirt with a dry cloth, rest can be cleaned by a simple brush (a toothbrush or a nylon brush).
If your boots are made up of suede leather then you can use suede cleaning rubber to clean suede portion of your boots and after that use a brush to clear rubbing waste. This process would clean the suede portion and it'll look much better and newer than before.
How to take care of black/brown boots?
Either you are a soldier in the army, a worker in some heavy-duty industry, or a mountaineer. You need boots and boots got dirty while you walk or work. Taking care of your boots is equally likely to take care of yourself. Here are some basic steps:
- Just wipe the dust with a simple cotton cloth. If there is wet mud, then wait till it dries out or uses a wet cloth to wipe the dirt. If you want to clean the dirt more preciously than you can dip the cotton cloth into 100% acetone and clean the shoe. It'll clear out all the dead skin of your boots or shoes.
- Apply a good grease or polish on them.
- Use a horsehair brush to rub the polish.
- If you want a mirror shine on the toe of your boots or shoes then use a drop of water and rub the toe with a cotton cloth. If the cloth gets dry then use another drop of water and continue rubbing. This process can take more than 40 minutes. So have patience and just follow this step until you get a mirror-like shine.
- Put them in indirect sunlight for 5 - 10 minutes after polishing them.
- You are good to go.
If you wear boots/shoes for more than 8 hours a day
If you wear boots or shoes more than 8 hours a day than your boots would probably get sweaty from inside. And your insole would feel wet all the time...
In this case, remove Insoles of your boots or shoes and dry them either in the open air(which would probably take more time to get dry) or USE A Good Quality HAIR DRYER to dry insole and the bottom of your boots. DON'T USE HEAT GUN. Because Heat Gun's temperature is more than 400°C so it can damage your boots or shoes permanently, on the other hand, Hair Dryer's temperature is near about 100°C. Which is quite safe for drying out boots but don't use it for too long on one spot. Keep swinging your hand from front to back, back to front. Then let them air dry for two minutes and you are good to go again.
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