boot care

if you look after your boots, they’ll look after you

Consider these straightforward yet essential tips to maximize the overall performance and longevity of your footwear, ensuring an optimal experience in every step.

Andrew footwear Zebru lace up premium ankle Boot
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Cleaning

Regularly wash all the dirt off with clean water and a brush. Use a soft brush so that you don’t damage the leather or other materials on the upper. Animal manure/urine especially damages footwear, being harmful to the leather upper, stitching and sole, especially the midsole on some models, therefore regular cleaning is essential.

After cleaning, your footwear also needs to be dried. Footwear that’s constantly wet will likely have a negative effect on your foot health and also reduces the longevity of your shoes/boots.

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DRYING

It is essential to dry your boots gently. Rapid drying through excessive heat will likely result in damage through shrinkage, deformation or damage to the upper, membrane and/or sole. This often results in premature failure and a reduced life span. The best practice is to dry them gently, ideally by using a convection style boot dryer as these are both gentle and very effective. Store them dry and away from direct sunlight.

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Conditioning

After your footwear is clean and dry, it is also important to care for the leather. The leather upper is your footwear’s first line of defence and will assist the membrane to perform at its best. It is important to ensure the leather is well cared for. Leather is naturally porous and therefore also breathable but needs to be cared for by applying or ‘feeding’ with suitable conditioners. Suitable being products that condition, waterproof yet also retain the leather’s ability to breathe. Premium quality membranes serve to keep feet dry, by keeping water out and dissipating perspiration. – this whole sentence could be made redundant given the following information.

We recommend you select a conditioner that:

  1. Conditions and feeds the leather.
  2. Provides waterproofing.
  3. Allows leather to breath.
  4. Is easy to apply.

Failure to condition the leather will result in it becoming dry, hardening, cracking, splitting, deforming and ultimately causes failure. Avoid overly viscous or stodgy waxes that provide a complete seal, as this adversely affects the breathable characteristic of leather, and will eventually compromise the waterproofing of the boot.

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FARMING

Footwear that’s engineered to perform, to last and to meet the rigours of farming.

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chainsaw

Andrew's Class 3 safety boots: crafted for New Zealand's tough forestry. Italian-made for durability, they offer enhanced safety features and lasting quality.

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hunting

Tailored for New Zealand's rugged terrain. Our hunting range suits avid hunters, handcrafted in Italy for durability in New Zealand conditions, ensuring years of use.

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