Dublin Boots Care Guide

There are few better choices for stylish, durable footwear than Dublin boots, and their record speaks for itself. Tackling the great outdoors should be done in comfort and while you look the part. That’s what you’ll get here.

These boots will quickly become a staple of your outdoors or equestrian wardrobe. But, to get the best from these leather boots, they will need a little care and attention every once in a while. With a little effort and the right treatment, your Dublin River boots will last you well and maintain their performance for longer. 

About Dublin Boots

With more than 40 years experience, Dublin boots have become one of the most popular choices among equestrians and anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. Style matters, but so does function and these two factors have been blended perfectly to create a range of boots that everyone can enjoy and get a lot out of.

They’re durable, having been tested in rigorous settings, and will not let you down. No matter what you’re looking to do or conquer, Dublin boots will see you through.

Caring For Your Dublin River Boots

To avoid damage to the fabric, always test cleaners and conditioners on a small, inconspicuous area of the leather before treating the whole boot.

Cleaning Your Dublin Boots

Keeping your Dublin boots in good condition will extend their life and make sure you can use them for longer. This means regular cleaning, especially after being outdoors as animal manure and other liquids (particularly salt water) can be corrosive to leather.

Washing your boots thoroughly after making contact with mud and other substances is essential to maintaining the fabric in tip-top condition. Use a soft brush cleaning kit and leather cleaner where necessary.

  1. You should first clean off any mud, manure or other substances with a soft brush or damp cloth.
  2. If your boots get wet through, either from the weather or from using a cloth, leave them to air-dry before doing anything else.
  3. Do not leave them in direct sunlight, near central heating or radiators and heaters of any kind as this will crack the material. The effect might look interesting but it will compromise the footwear and cause leaks.
  4. Apply a cream, spray or polish to your boots. Use a different soft cloth in circular motions to rub this treatment into the material of your boots. Make sure you test the colour of the polish you are using on an unseen area of your boot  to avoid ending with a colour you don’t like.
  5. Once you’ve treated and polished the entire boot, use yet another clean, soft cloth to gently remove any excess residue.

Try to use a leather conditioner on your boots as often as possible as this will feed and condition the leather keeping it in good condition and supple.

Storing Your Dublin Boots

Once your boots are cleaned, keeping them stored in a cool, airy location will keep them fresher and ready for the next time you want to use them. Follow these steps to keep them in the best condition.

  1. We recommend always cleaning and drying boots before storing.
  2. Treating with a leather or suede conditioner from our range of Nikwax products or other cleaning products is also suggested, particularly before storing for a prolonged period.
  3. Keep these boots in a cool and dry environment with a consistent temperature and avoid storage in direct sunlight or damp conditions where mould might develop. 

Want To Know More About Caring For Dublin Boots?

Dublin River boots have been used by outdoor enthusiasts and equestrians for a long time, so you know that by investing in a pair you’re going to get a lot of good use out of them. We’re confident enough to say that they’ll even become a favourite of yours.

To learn more about Dublin boots and how to care for them, contact our team and we’ll answer any questions you have.

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