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Title: How to care for your Wide Calf Boots
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How to care for your
Wide Calf Boots
• Cleaning
• Waterproofing
• Storage Tips

Storage Tips for Wide Calf Boots
When storing your wide calf boots in
the off-season you need to do three
things.
1.
2.
3.

Clean your boots
Properly protect your boots
Make sure your boots are dry

Wide calf boots for women can be a
pricy investment. Protect that
investment by doing all you can to
make your leather wide calf boots last
for decades.
Check out Top Wide Calf Boots for
more tips, reviews, and
recommendations for winter boots for
women.

Cleaning Leather Boots
Clean your boots well before storing.
Soak them in a shallow pan of hot
water, only covering the soles. This will
loosen any caked on dirt. Then scrub
the soles with a toothbrush or other
small brush to remove all dirt and
grime.

Use a soft brush to gently scrub any
dirt that adheres to the leather. Use a
soft cloth to brush away any dust and
dirt particles.
Remove your insoles if possible and
clean them well. Allow them to dry
completely before replacing.
Otherwise place a sachet of herbs or a
cedar block in the shoes to control
odor and reduce moisture build up.

How to Waterproof your
Wide Calf Boots
Use a brush-on or spray-on
waterproofing product instead of
beeswax if your boots or shoes are
made of suede or thin leather such as
nubuck.
Leather boots should be waterproofed
before you wear them in wet weather.
If you buy footwear that isn't already
waterproofed by the manufacturer,
you can easily waterproof your boots
at home by using products you can
find at local stores or online.
Remove any debris or clumps of dirt
from your boots with a dry towel.
Then, using a circular motion, rub the
beeswax into your boots with clean,
soft cloth. A white cotton T-shirt works
well.

Keep your winter boots
waterproofed
Apply a thick coat of the wax and be
sure the boots are covered completely,
paying special attention to the toe and
heel.
Set the boots in a dry location
overnight to allow the beeswax to
penetrate the leather completely. In
the morning, remove any excess wax
with a cloth. The beeswax creates a
protective coating that should last
approximately a year.
Strip the waterproof coat off each year
using leather soap and a slightly damp
cloth. Then reapply a fresh coat of
beeswax to keep your footwear in the
best condition.
Most people buy a new pair of boots
each year, Bandolino’s are a great
choice!

Storage Tips for your Wide
Calf Boots
Keep your shoe box, tissue, and
cardboard inserts that came with the
boots when you purchased them. This
is the best way to store your boots
over the summer.
If you don’t have these items you can
use various items in place of the tissue
and cardboard.
Try some of these ideas:
• Newspaper in the toe
• Cedar sachet in the toe
• Rolled magazines to hold shape
• Swimming pool noodle
• Paper towel rolls (tape a couple
together)
• Empty shampoo bottles
• Empty tall water bottles

More Wide Calf Boot
Storage Tips
If you don’t have the original shoe box
you can store your boots in a cotton
pillowcase to keep them from
collecting dust.
Store your boots in a closet or under
your bed. Never store boots in an attic
or other area that is not temperature
controlled. High heat will degrade the
leather over time.
If you follow these tips your wide calf
boots will last for years and years!

Special Thanks for the use of the beautiful images.

Photos Copyright by:
"Woman S Boots" by Victor Habbick
"Smiling Woman Indicating Her Shoes" by imagerymajestic
"Buckspin Boot" by artur84
"Lady Wearing Black Shorts And Boots" by David Castillo Dominici
"Sexy Legs Of Caucasian Model" by imagerymajestic
"Girl" by Tom Clare
"These Boots" by Dundee Photographics
"Smiling Girl With Arm Crossed" by David Castillo Dominici


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