Meindl Hiking Boots with cleaning products. How to clean hiking boots.

Your hiking boots are your trusty companions on the trails, so it's essential to give them the care they deserve. Whether you're sporting leather or synthetic boots, keeping them in peak condition will extend their lifespan and ensure your feet stay comfortable during your adventures. We'll guide you on how to maintain your boots using Nikwax products for synthetic boots and Meindl Sportwax for leather boots. 

For Synthetic Boots with Nikwax:

Synthetic hiking boots are known for their durability and water-resistance. To keep them performing at their best, follow these steps:

Step 1: Clean Your Boots

  • Remove dirt and debris with a brush.
  • Use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel to clean the surface thoroughly.
  • Rinse off the cleaning gel and let the boots dry naturally.

Step 2: Waterproofing

  • Apply Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof, or Wetproof to maintain the waterproof capabilities.
  • Ensure even coverage, paying extra attention to seams and high-wear areas.
  • Let the boots dry naturally; avoid direct heat sources.

For Leather Boots with Meindl Sportwax:

Leather hiking boots require special care to maintain their suppleness and water-resistance.

Step 1: Clean Your Boots

  • Brush off dirt and grime.
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe the surface clean.
  • Allow your boots to air dry.

Step 2: Conditioning

  • Apply Meindl Sportwax evenly to the clean, dry leather.
  • Pay attention to flex points and creases.
  • Use a cloth or brush to work the wax into the leather.
  • Let your boots sit overnight to absorb the wax fully.

Step 3: Buffing

  • Use a soft cloth or brush to gently buff the wax on your boots for a polished finish.

General Tips for All Boots:

  • Store your boots in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Remove insoles and laces for thorough cleaning and drying.
  • Check for signs of wear and tear regularly, such as loose stitching or sole damage, and repair as needed.

By following these maintenance steps and using the right products for your boot material, you'll ensure your hiking boots are ready for your next adventure.