Good quality rubberboots are almost a living thing, something you need to give food and take care of, else they will die.
Le Cerf uses vulcanized natural rubber for maximum comfort and quality but this means you need to take care of your new boots.
Natural rubber is like your skin, it will dry out with use, and specially in cold weather. To prevent cracks and continual use for your boots here are some tips for maximum life.
- Rinse the inside and outside of your rubber boots with water to get off most of the grime before you start cleaning them.
- Fill a bucket with warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing detergent.
- Sponge off the outside areas of the boots to remove any caked-on dirt or mud. Pour the soapy water into the boot itself, and swirl it around to remove any dirt. Rinse the boots off with clean water.
- Empty any excess water, and turn your boots upside down to dry. Place your boots in an area that isn't directly in the sun or in a heated room to dry.
- Use a rubber conditioner regularly to your rubber boots to maintain their elasticity and avert fading. This is the most important step. Most conditioners contains silicone which will make the rubber flexible and reestablish the rubber oils. Make sure to use the conditioner at least once or month, or when the outside of the boot feels dry and not oily.