It goes without say that we care about our leathers, and we hope that you do too. If you want your boots to last a long time, it’s important to take proper care of them. Here’s what we suggest you do to protect your Kork-Ease and ensure they last as long as you love them (which we hope will be forever and ever).
- Break them in around the house.
Don’t fear if our boots feel tight right out of the box – the leather needs to be broken in. Put on a thick pair of socks and walk around the house. We guarantee that when you put your boots on for real, they’ll be broken in.
- Protect them from moisture.
Our leather lining is soft. It’s easy for the foot to slide right into the boot. But let’s not pretend feet smell like roses 100% of the time. Make sure to air your boots out after wear. Keep them in an airy, warm area. Sunlight helps to kill odor and dry moisture.
- Clean them as soon as they get dirty.
It happens. We jump over one puddle and end up stepping in another. But more dangerous than a puddle (because leather does dry naturally) is sidewalk salt. Salt buildup on a boot can erode the leather. Always clean your boots the day they get dirty.FOR DIRT REMOVAL, WE SUGGEST: To remove dirt from your boot, take a stiff-bristled brush and gentle work the dirt until it’s gone. If the boot is calf hair, make sure to gently brush in the direction of the hair.
FOR SALT REMOVAL, WE SUGGEST: To remove salt from your boots, mix a tablespoon of white vinegar with cold water. Using a rag, gently rub off the salt. Wipe clean with another towel or rag when done.
And viola! Your shoes will last yet another season. Shop our selection of fresh boots here.