How long do you leave your hiking boots covered with mud, sand, or dirt? What about grit lodged in its traction-boosting lugs? Your hiking shoes will last longer if you clean them as soon as you come home. You may not clean them in the evening, but you have to clean them the next morning. If you leave your boots covered with sand, dirt, or grit, they will degrade the leather or upper fabric. As the mud dries, it will suck all the moisture from the leather and leave it less pliable. It will also accelerate the leather’s ageing process. Let us take a look at the simple boot cleaning steps recommended for hiking boots.
The above boot cleaning tips will help you get value for the money you spent on your hiking boots.