BOOT CARE INSTRUCTIONS

For years, LOWA has made footwear that is designed for the special fit needs of women. A perfect symbionic relationship of detail, function and design.

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BOOT CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Leather is a natural material, and it needs to be cared for properly. Real leather is like a second skin – to maintain its exceptional qualities, proper care is vital. Smooth or waxed leathers are easier to care for than nubuck or suede and are more resistant to water and dirt. However, all boots can be susceptible to dirt on particularly muddy treks.

This photograph shows LOWA footwear after hard use in open country. The boots are wet, and the leather is covered in dirt.

HOW TO CARE FOR WALKING BOOTS

REMOVE BOOT INSOLES AND LACES

Walking boots should be allowed to dry thoroughly after every use. It is good to remove the insoles and laces to open the boot fully to allow it to dry more effectively. The insole, in particular, absorbs a lot of moisture, which will dissipate and dry much quicker outside of the boot. This technique can also speed up the drying of boots during multi-day trips. If you are looking to care for your footwear correctly, leather boots should be dried out for 24 hours after a trek before they are worn again.

HOW TO REMOVE DIRT FROM LEATHER BOOTS

Walking boots should be allowed to dry thoroughly after every use. It is good to remove the insoles and laces to open the boot fully to allow it to dry more effectively. The insole, in particular, absorbs a lot of moisture, which will dissipate and dry much quicker outside of the boot. This technique can also speed up the drying of boots during multi-day trips. If you are looking to care for your footwear correctly, leather boots should be dried out for 24 hours after a trek before they are worn again.