Firstly, you will be required to eliminate any mud or dirt that is on your boots, the best tool for this is a stiff brush. It shouldn’t require too much force to get rid of the mud or dirt but make sure it’s done well removing as much of it as possible.
Afterwards, get out the laces and inner sole in order to help you reach all the spots in your shoe ensuring you don’t miss out any gaps. You can give your laces and inner sole a good wash however, if they’re in somewhat of a good condition you can skip that part.
Next, you have to turn on your warm water and hold them beneath it, with a soft brush instead of the stiff brush give them a good scrub making sure you are holding it underneath the water. With the help of washing up liquid or a cleaning product specifically designed for cleaning shoes should do the extra trick.
All you have to do here is just simply rinse away the lather.
Step #5 (Only applies if you have waterproof or leather boots)
If this applies to you, they may require some reproofing to maintain the waterproof performance. In order to do this, grab your boot proofer and ensure that it covers the walking boot completely, your prime focus is around the stitching
Afterwards, wait a few minutes and then remove any excess bits with a piece of cloth.
Lastly, stuff your boots with some newspaper and then leave them to dry naturally for a few hours. You must remember never to dry them in direct heat as otherwise this will ruin your boots, it isn’t good for them!
And there you have it, good as new!
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