Spring is here, and it's time to put away your winter boots and switch to shoes and sneakers. But before you do, make sure to store your boots properly to keep them in good shape for next fall. Here are some tips to help you store your boots for the summer:
- Clean your boots.
Before storing your boots, clean them thoroughly. For leather or suede boots, use a damp cloth (such as the Topi Natural Bamboo Microfiber Cloth) to remove dirt and salt stains.
For boots made of synthetic leather, textile, or other materials, use a suitable brush (such as the Topi Natural Cleaning Brushes) to remove dirt and grime.
Then, clean the boots with detergent (such as the Topi Natural Cleaning Foam),
and use a cleaning block (such as the Topi Natural Stain Remover) to remove any stubborn stains.
- Feed and protect your footwear.
Once your boots are clean, use a leather conditioner (such as Topi Natural WAX) to nourish the leather and protect it from drying out.
For boots made of other materials, use a water-repellent spray (such as Topi Natural Repel) to keep them from getting wet or dirty. Be sure to wipe off any excess spray before letting the boots dry.
- Find the right storage location.
Make sure your boots are completely dry before storing them. Stuff them with paper to help them keep their shape. Then, store the boots in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. You can store them in a closet, under the bed, or in a storage box.
By following these tips, you can ensure your boots are ready to go when the cold weather returns.