How to care for your boots

Cleaning:

  • It is important to clean Haglöfs’ various footwear ranges using a soft sponge under lukewarm running water; dry the footwear off with a rag.
  • For best comfort and foot climate, also clean the inside of the footwear now and then using a soft brush and lukewarm water.
  • Remove the footbed before washing.
  • To speed up drying, fill each boot or shoe with newspaper and let the paper absorb the majority of the moisture before removing it to allow the footwear to finish drying.
  • Regardless of whether you clean the inside or outside, make sure your footwear dries at room temperature, never with the aid of a heater or drying cabinet (excessive heat may for instance cause the leather to crack).
  • Cleaned footwear is best stored at room temperature using a shoe tree.
  • Never store dirty shoes.


FULL GRAIN

  • It is advantageous to treat boots and shoes with shoe wax before first use (remove the laces before treatment).
  • Boots and shoes should be treated regularly with a small amount of shoe wax (do not use oil-based grease) that is worked into the leather by hand or with a soft rag. The wax not only protects against water, but also keeps the leather supple and durable.


NUBUCK/SUEDE

  • Before first use, treat boots and shoes with waterproofing, including the laces and tongue.
  • After drying, brush Nubuck and suede products with a suede brush to regain that buffed look. A suede brush can also be used for lighter cleaning.
  • Treat the cleaned surfaces of boots and shoes regularly with waterproofing. Some agents are best applied to the surface while it is still a little damp and the leather pores are open so that the waterproofing is able to penetrate in depth (follow the instructions on the packaging).
  • It is advantageous to treat Nubuck and suede boots and shoes with wax for extra protection against moisture and wear; note that this will cause the surface to darken and take on a different appearance – this is perfectly normal.


TEXTILE/SYNTHETIC

  • Before first use, treat boots and shoes with waterproofing, including the laces and the entire tongue. Treat the cleaned surfaces of boots and shoes regularly with waterproofing intended for synthetic materials.
  • There are many different waxes and waterproofing agents on the market for different types of footwear and areas of use. Ask your retailer for advice and tips regarding the specific boots or shoes you have purchased.
  • Tip: Wear pure wool or wool/synthetic socks for the best foot climate. Socks in these materials help your boots and shoes to maintain a good climate for your feet as they wick away sweat much better than cotton. Damp can contribute to chafing, cold feet and in the worst case also athlete's foot.