How to care for your Muck® Boots
Your new Muck Boots are constructed with high-grade natural rubber and it is important to follow our care guide to ensure a long and healthy life span for your wellington boots.
HOW TO CLEAN & CARE FOR YOUR WELLINGTON BOOTS
The natural rubber and neoprene upper are very durable and clean up easily with a spray of water or gentle scrubbing with soap and cold water. Remove mud and any chemicals or animal waste. We would advise against using solvents or detergents to clean your wellies, just soapy water would do it!
Allow to dry naturally at room temperature. While it might be tempting to leave your wellies by a radiator, we would advise against it as this will cause the natural rubber to become brittle, deteriorate and crack over time. If water got sloshed inside the boot whilst cleaning, a simple trick is to fill your welly boots with crumpled newspaper which will help to dry them out.
Once the boots are dry, nourish your wellies with wax polish or ArmorAll®. This helps keep the rubber supple, boost UV protection, and to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. It is not recommended to use conditioners on the outsole area. This may cause it to become slick in wet or icy conditions.
We would recommend cleaning with a damp cloth, and use a stiff shoe brush to remove stubborn dirt. Nourish the leather to keep them supple and resistant to water penetration.
Store, remove and prolong the life of your Muck® Boots.
How to store your Wellington Boots
As a natural material, avoid storing your wellies in direct sunlight, near to artificial heat or in sub-zero temperatures, as this can cause the rubber to become brittle, deteriorate and crack. Store them upright to avoid creasing or folding – some crumpled newspaper will help. One of our favourite storage is under-stair cupboards; your wellies like their home to be cool, well-ventilated and dry, away from strong light.
How to take off your Wellington Boots
After a long walk, it’s tempting to use a step or the other toe to dig into the heel and force your boots off. We would recommend using a Boot Jack to remove your wellies in one fluid motion. With a boot jack, there will be no more muddy socks and hands, prevents excessive stress to the heel which leads to splitting of the rubber over time, plus, it is much kinder to your back and saves you bending down.
How to prolong the lifespan of natural rubber Wellington Boots
As a natural material, it is important your rubber wellies are maintained and stored appropriately to prolong their life. See the above steps on how to do this. It is also essential to keep the natural rubber nourished and conditioned to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. Nourish your wellies with wax polish or Armor All®. This helps keep the rubber supple, boost UV protection, and to avoid cracking or splitting of the rubber over time. It is not recommended to use conditioners on the outsole area. This may cause it to become slick in wet or icy conditions.