Many of you have asked how to take care of your boots…
Whether they're made of full-grain leather, oiled leather, or waterproof material, our guide offers maintenance tips for each type.
And if you're unsure about the leather of your boots, check out our online store with the boot's code, and you'll find its complete description.
To preserve the life of your P&F footwear (flexibility, appearance and waterproofing), it's important to keep them clean and free of debris or mud. Remove the laces, then use soft, damp cloth to wipe off any dirt, calcium or salt. You can also use a soft bristle brush and rinse lightly with water if necessary.
Do not use soap. Wipe off any debris from the outsole to maintain traction and prevent premature deterioration.
Air dry your shoes.
If your footwear gets wet, remove the laces and removable insoles and let them air dry in a dry, well-ventilated place, away from each other. Never place your footwear or removable insoles too close to a heat source such as a radiator or stove, as this could deform them.
For styles with untreated (waterproofed) leather, a waterproofing protector that does not contain silicone can be applied.
There are several products on the market that can help waterproof leather. These products are generally available in aerosol, lotion or cream form. The type of product you choose depends on the leather of your P&F footwear (full grain, oiled, nubuck...) and the protective product manufacturer's instructions.
It's important to note that even with a waterproofing treatment, leather is not entirely waterproof and can still be damaged if exposed to large quantities of water.
Also, the effectiveness of waterproofing can vary according to the type of leather and the product used. It is therefore advisable to test the product on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire shoe. In addition, waterproofing must be repeated regularly to maintain its effectiveness.
IMPORTANT: NEVER USE A PRODUCT CONTAINING SILICONE. This will destroy the protective layer on the leather and compromise the waterproofing and adhesion of the sole glue.
For footwear made of waterproof leather with sealed seams, it is not necessary to apply protective products.
For styles with waterproof membrane, the addition of a waterproofing agent can help maintain the leather's appearance and extend the life of the footwear.
To keep the rubber of your footwear in good condition, simply store them in a dark environment that's neither too dry nor too damp. There's no need to apply a product.
Footwear made of EVA is fragile to heat. When subjected to a source of heat, the footwear is deformed. Lightweight and comfortable, it deserves special care and must be stored under proper conditions to preserve its unique characteristics. Do not dry footwear in direct sunlight or other sources of hot light. Do not dry in a dryer, in front of a window, radiator, hair dryer or any other source of artificial heat.