How to clean your work boots.  Brown work boots shown.

How Do I Clean My Work Boots?

Work boots can take a beating, but regular cleanings will help them last longer. Here is a basic step-by-step guide to properly cleaning your boots and make them look like new.

Step 1: Remove Laces

This is a simple step, but also a very important part of the cleaning process for your work boots. Remove the laces so you can get in every nook and cranny. You can wash the laces separately by placing them in a mesh bag and putting them in the washing machine with the rest of your clothes (don’t put them in the dryer!).

Step 2: Use a Dry Scrub Brush

Using a dry scrub brush, scrub the entire exterior of your boots to remove all the dry dirt and debris that has collected. Make sure to get into the stitching, but don’t be too harsh – you don’t want to cause abrasions to the leather.

Step 3: Wet Cleaning

Once you have removed as much dry dirt as possible, it’s time for a wet cleaning. One option is to use a wet rag (microfiber works best) to clean the boots and remove any liquids or dirt that hung around after the dry scrub. If you want to be a bit more thorough, consider using a saddle soap during the wet cleaning.

Step 4: Wipe Off

After your wet cleaning, be sure to wipe off dirty water or any saddle soap. Then, leave your boots somewhere they can dry. This can take up to 24 hours, so it is best to do boot cleanings on the weekend.

Step 5: Conditioning

Finally, the conditioning phase. Once your boots are dry, use a conditioning oil, polish or wax to reinvigorate the leather and give your boots their old shine. Conditioners are not only about the look – they also preserve performance, keeping leather pliable. There you have it. Five easy steps to bring those work boots back to life!

Where Can I Buy Work Boots

Super Shoes has a large selection of safety toe boots available in different sizes and colors. Whether you are looking for steel toe boots, alloy/aluminum boots, or composite/carbon composite boots we have a pair for you to get the job done the right, and safe, way.