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How to Care for Your Boots

You can prolong the life of your boots with the proper care. The tips below explain how to care
for the various types of boots available at GEMPLER'S ®.
PVC and Vinyl Boot Care
• Rinse boots thoroughly after every use
• Wash with mild soap and water if needed
• Allow the boots to dry in a cool, dry place,
  preferably by hanging them on a boot rack
  or using a boot dryer
• Do not dry in direct sunlight
• Prolonged exposure to direct
  sunlight may contribute
  to drying out and
  stiffening of the
  boot materials
• For waders, turn
  inside out and
  hang to dry
• This will also help
  to prevent odor
  buildup
Rubber Boot Care
• Rinse boots thoroughly after every use
• Wash with mild soap and water if needed
• Allow the boots to dry thoroughly in a cool,
  dry place, preferably by hanging them on a
  boot rack or using a boot dryer
• Do not dry in direct sunlight
• Prolonged exposure to direct
  sunlight may contribute
  to drying out and
  stiffening of materials
• Treat rubber boots
  regularly with a rubber
  conditioner
• For waders, turn inside
  out and hang to dry
• This will also help
  to prevent odor buildup
View PVC and Vinyl Boots  View Rubber Boots  
Full-grain & Oiled Leather Boot Care
• Wash the dirt and mud off boots with water and mild soap
• Let the boots air dry at room temperature
• Do not dry boots on or near a heat source, it may dry out and stiffen the leather
• After the boots are dry, apply a boot and shoe oil or a leather dressing
  liberally, let dry overnight. Wipe off any excess in the morning
• This may slightly darken leather
• Using the above system preserves and weatherproofs your boots
• Never use on brushed, suede or silicone treated leathers
View Full-grain & Oiled Leather Boots  
Suede, Nubuck &
Split Leather Boot Care

• Do not use water
• Brush off the dirt with a
  nylon bristle brush
• Apply a silicone water
  proofing product
  evenly and let dry at
  room temperature,
  away from a direct heat
  source, repeat application
• This will allow the boot
  to repel water, snow
  and dew
Cordura ® Nylon
Boot Care

• Clean the Cordura with
  a damp cloth using mild
  soap and water to
  remove dirt, mud and
  salt stains
• If the boot is leather
  trimmed, use the appro-
  priate leather care
  product on that area
• Allow the boot to dry at
  room temperature
Gore-Tex ®
Lined Boot Care

• Boots that have a
  Gore-Tex waterproof
  lining should not require
  any other type of
  waterproofing
• Wash the dirt and mud
  off boots with water
  and mild soap
• Let the boots air dry
  at room temperature
View Suede, Nubuck &
Split Leather Boots
View Cordura
Nylon Boots
View Gore-Tex ®
Lined Boots
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