& Water Damage
& Water Damage
Our leather uppers are rated at 10,000mm water-resistance.
This means they are rainproof & waterproof under light pressure. For example; Our boots can consistently withstand light rain and average snow on a regular basis. Meaning your feet will stay dry.
They may withstand conditions beyond this, but not for a long period of time or without risk of affecting the leather's appearance or longevity.
Water-resistant leather can still be damaged by water. You should care for your leather after it gets wet. Read closely to understand care instructions.
All leather needs to dry after it gets wet.
Follow these steps;
- Dry off the upper leather, soles, heel-stack, and welt with a dry cloth.
- Loosen the laces & leave boots open to air-dry indoors.
- Minimal moisture contact dries quickly, but prolonged contact can require 24+ hrs to properly dry.
- If your leather soles are not properly dried, it can cause the rubber tread to separate more quickly.
- Water on the leather soles causes the leather to soften, then re-harden as it dries. These micro distortions can cause the leather to separate from itself in the heel stack or from the outsole.
Can I make my boots waterproof?
You can use waterproofing products to significantly increase water resistance to the leather uppers.
- We recommend starting with a light application first and seeing if your specific scenario calls for more.
- If you are looking for a boot to wear daily in consistently wet conditions, we recommend you find yourself a simple all-rubber muck boot instead.
Note: If you regularly wear your boots in wet conditions, dry them often & be prepared to clean/condition them more often.
*Improper care of boots voids your warranty.
Dry or Cracking Leather
Leather needs conditioner like your skin needs lotion. If your leather appears dried out or cracking, apply a neutral leather conditioner to restore the health of the leather. This includes the leather heel, welt, and uppers.