This is just a quick tip post on the basics of taking care of and storing your Muck Boots and Rubber boots. These boots require a few simple and critical rules for their care so you can get the most life out of them. Read on after the jump…
Keep them out of the sun!
We could not live without the sun and rubber footwear can’t live with it. The main rule to provide the most life out of your rubber footwear is to keep it out of the sun. If you left a pair of Muck Boots out in the open field they would not last the summer.
Store them in a cool, dry, dark place.
The best place to store rubber footwear is in a closet right in your house. Try not to store them in a damp basement, cold garage, or an attic. Any of those conditions could greatly shorten the life of your rubber boots. So if you put your boots away for say the summer or winter try to store them in an upstairs closet.
If they get wet inside dry them upside down.
If the inside of your boots get wet it’s no problem as most are made with materials that will dry right out. To speed up the drying hang them upside down. They will dry much, much faster. If you can’t hang them upside down stuff them with newspaper and lay them on their side. This will actually speed up the drying time of most footwear.
Patch any rips or holes as soon as possible.
If your boots develop any tears or deep abrasions patch them at once. There are many products available for those like Shoe Goo which works great to repair holes and tears in a lot of items. Just patch them as quickly as possible to prevent them from spreading.
So these are just a few quick tips that should help you get the most life and comfort from Rubber footwear like Muck Boots and Northerner Boots. Remember the main thing is keep them out of the sun. Thanks for taking a look!
Brian has worked at Hanks Clothing for over 27 years and knows all the ins and outs of the clothing and shoe business. He is inspired to share his insight and experience with others. Brian has lived in scenic upstate NY for most of his life.