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Care Tips

We build the boots that take you through your everyday missions. When you push through the mud and muck and mire, they are there for you, every step of the way. These boots take care of you; keeping you on your feet and ready for anything.


Return the favor and prolong the life of your favorite footwear with proper care and maintenance. Check out our tips below to wash off the grime, and prep your boots for the next adventure.

Still have questions? Contact our customer service team at info@originalfootwear.com

 

MARITIME ASSAULT

Remove the insoles and rinse the insoles and boots clean with a hose, or, if they need a deep clean, hand wash in the sink with DAWN dish soap, or a bleach free detergent with cool water.

 

For particularly stained or caked in areas, brush with a soft bristle toothbrush.

 

If needed, add a little white vinegar to the water to help with any lingering foot odor.

 

Pack with newspaper or cloths to speed drying, changing them out as they get damp.

URBAN ASSAULT

You have two choices when cleaning your Flex Knit footwear.
Hand Wash or Machine Wash.


For tough stains and marks, hand washing is recommended. While a machine cycle is better for an all-around cleaning and deodorizing. Here is how you do both:

Hand Washing:

- Remove laces and insoles to wash separately.

- Brush off any dried mud or debris from the shoe.

- Dilute a small amount of detergent in cool water.

- Stuff shoes with cloth or paper to soak up water and give stability while you clean.

- Dip a soft, strong brush (toothbrush or suede brush, recommended) into the soapy water and work in circles over the upper until clean, then move to the outsole.

- Rinse well and air dry.

*If your shoes have white soles and have scuffs that aren't going away, use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to make them disappear.

Machine Washing:

- Remove laces and insoles. You can wash the laces with the boots after putting them in a mesh washing bag. The insoles should be spot cleaned and deodorized at need.

- Wash footwear on a cold, small load, gentle cycle alone.

- Air dry.

FULL-GRAIN LEATHER

Three Steps: Clean, Condition, Dry


Clean - Remove laces. Use a cleaner created for full-grain leather and water to wash boots. If there is a lot of dirt, brush it away with a soft brush before cleaning.


Conditioning - Conditioning and waterproofing treatments soak into the leather better when the leather is soaked, so this step should happen soon after washing. Choose a leather conditioner or waterproofing created for full grain leather, according to product directions.


Drying and Storage - Dry boots at room temperature in low humidity. To speed drying, you can use a fan and/or stuff the boots with newspaper, switching out the paper when it gets damp. For best results, store boots in a place with stable room temperature. Do not store them anywhere damp, hot, or unventilated for any length of time.

FLESHOUT COWHIDE

Clean, and oil or condition just like full grain leather.


Use a suede brush to buff up the nap.


Most dirt and mud can be simply brushed out, and grime or stains can be removed with a rubber bar eraser (add water to the bar if it is a particularly tough stain).

CORDURA®

If your boots pair Cordura® with leather, a spot clean is best.


Either stuff the boots with cloth or paper (washcloths or hand towels are recommended), or place your hand inside the boot. The cloth or paper will absorb water, but either technique will provide stability for your boot as you clean.

 

For particularly stained or caked in areas, brush with a soft bristle toothbrush or boot brush. Use a shoe cleaning agent or gentle detergent according to package directions.

 

You can also dilute dish detergent in water (1:4 ratio) in a bowl and spot clean your soiled areas with a clean cloth or soft bristle brush. Use a fresh cloth and clear water to dab until all soap residue is gone. Air dry.

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