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No Hibernating: Take Care of Those Winter Boots
Here in Hampton Roads temperatures
are dropping and we are experiencing very cold days and nights. Unfortunately, we can’t stay inside and hibernate throughout the winter so we must prepare with lots of layers and leather winter boots.
The winter can be harsh on leather boots because of the cold, water, and salt. The harsh weather often causes everyday wear of some of your most trusted boots, which is why it is so important to preserve and protect the leather on your boots.
Leather boots can dry out and crack as a result of the weather. It takes a lot more than regular shoe polish to care for leather boots. Here are a few suggestions.
- Brush your boots once you take them off. Allowing the dust and salt from outdoors to sit on your boots can cause damage to your boots over an extended period of time.
- Use saddle soap periodically throughout the winter to clean and treat your boots. Saddle soap cleans and applies lanolin, glycerol and neatsfoot oil to the boots. These ingredients waterproof, soften, condition and moisturize the boots.
- For hard salt stains use half water and half vinegar solution to loosen up the stain.
If the heels, lift or fabric in your boots have been damaged bring them to Mark Pressed4Time for our shoe repair services.Mark Pressed4Time offers a variety of services to the Hampton Roads area including alterations, dry cleaning, and laundry. Contact Mark Pressed4Time to keep your winter gear in shape and keep your laundry load light. image credit: by voteprime on flickr
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 written by Mark Pressed4Time
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