Caterpillar boots are an investment, and thus need to be looked after like one would any other investment. Most Caterpillar boots are bought to be worn as work shoes, and are often subjected to harsh conditions.
Scuffs, scratches, cuts, and dampness are your boots’ worst enemies – but how you maintain them will ultimately determine their longevity. Men’s Shoe Centre looks at how you can look after your favourite pair of uber-manly Caterpillar boots right here…
So, you’ve been wearing your favourite Caterpillar boots for a while now, and they’re looking a little long in the tooth. Cleaning them would be a good idea, indeed! But How? To clean a pair of Caterpillar boots – like the Colorado or Sheffield – featuring full-grain leather, follow the steps below:
You should NEVER expose your suede or nubuck Caterpillar boots to mud! For boots featuring suede of nubuck uppers, follow these cleaning tips:
If you are unable to procure proper shoe waterproofing spray, you have options! A commercial leather conditioner can be used, leather oil is also an option, and for the thrifty among us – beaten egg whites will do the trick!
Once you’ve applied your preferred waterproofing agent, gently wipe any excess product away and leave your Caterpillar boots to dry. When applying your waterproofing product, be sure to pay special attention to where the leather has been stitched together.
Fallen into the swimming pool with your favourite pair of Caterpillar Colorado boots? Eish! Take them off immediately, stuff them with newspaper (as much as you can fit in), and leave them to dry out for a day or two. This will prevent shrinkage and support the drying process.
If your Caterpillar boots are maintained and stored correctly, they can last for years and years! Below are some pointers for correctly storing your Caterpillar boots to maximise their lifespan:
If you’re planning on looking after your NEXT pair of Caterpillar boots better than your last pair, why not conveniently order them from Men’s Shoe Centre? We offer free deliveries, as well as free returns! See our full range of Caterpillar shoes here, and connect with us here. When you think men’s shoes in South Africa – think Men’s Shoe Centre!