With winter just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare some of your winter wear for the chilly, snowy and slushy season ahead. From coats, gloves, hats and scarves, getting everything ready and out of storage now will help you brave the cold weather as soon as it hits. One of the most important pieces of winter clothing – and the one you’ll want to be prepared with first – is your winter boots.
Your winter boots have probably been sitting in a closet or in your garage for months, and chances are, you might not have cleaned or conditioned them before you put them away for the warm summer season. Before you even attempt to wear them in wet or snowy conditions, you’ll need to do a little bit of preparation first.
Winter boots, especially those made of suede and leather, need to be properly conditioned regularly to keep them in good shape and resistant to water.
There are lots of products out there for protecting and caring for your suede boots, including products by Tana.
Tana has a wide range of shoe care products like sprays, suede protectors and cleaners that can be used on suede and leather. To use these products, be sure to rub the products into your footwear. Rubbing them into the grain of the material keeps your boots protected longer. One of the main, commonly used ingredients in preparing footwear for the winter is mink oil, which is great for protecting leathers and suedes against water and snow.
Dubbin, also known as dubbing wax, is a waterproofing leather conditioner. This type of product is more heavy duty and more commonly used when preparing work footwear for winter.
Find out more about Tana protectors for suede and nubuck, available at Shoetopia in Waterloo, Fergus and Mount Forest.