Wellingtons are ideal for the winter climate, as they keep your feet warm, dry and clean when you are busy have the benefit of the outdoors. However, they are a bit different to your usual shoes; they have to be cleaned differently, have distinct records, and they are harder to style. If you have one, you may have noticed they tend to split too. Here is why wellington boots split.
We all love buying that one thing that lasts. These boots too can last with proper care and maintenance. When removing your boots, avoid using a step, a toe of your other foot, or a boot jack. This will result in stress to the rubber joints thus leading to splitting. Using force to remove boots is never good for the rubber.
Wellington boots are made of rubber which can break down easily. Therefore, it needs proper care so as to prolong its lifespan. Prolonged exposure to freezing conditions or hot sun may result in splitting and cracking of the boots. To avoid this splitting, ensure you avoid prolonged exposure to such conditions. This includes not leaving them or exposing them to direct sunlight because excessive temperatures can cause the rubber to crack and split.
Always ensure that after cleaning your boots you air dry them. Avoid putting the boots in a washing machine or tumble drying them as this can damage the rubber. However, as a way to dry them, you can try stuffing the boots with scrunched up pieces of old newspaper to absorb extra wetness.
As it is with other types of shoes, so it is with the wellies. If you are not using the boots, keep them in a well-ventilated place and away from direct sunlight. Use a high-quality boot bag to store the boots. This will help in keeping them upright, their shape, and avoid folding over. Avoid folding over the boots if you don’t want them to split.
First-class quality wellington boots are made from natural rubber and require looking after just like leather boots. Natural rubber can dry off and loose its flexibility leading it to splits c if it is untreated. But there is a method to protect your boots from these problems.
Although rubber is a perishable product, wellington boots are not different from your regular shoes. You can take them off just like other shoes. If you do not fit in your wellies, do not attempt to stretch your rubber boots as this could split the rubber.