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Care and repairs

Looking after your Meindl boots

Your boots are handcrafted in Germany and have been so by the same family for over 300 years. They’re designed to be your perfect adventure partners and last the test of time.

We know that many of the boots we make spend their days on craggy fell tops, mountain paths, trudging through rivers, puddles and mud. These are the places we love to see them. If you look after your boots after an outdoor adventure, they’ll look after you. Here are three simple steps to caring for your Meindl boots:

  • Wash with warm water and leave to dry naturally.
  • If the insides are wet, use a kitchen roll or old tea towel to soak up the moisture.
  • Treat with care product.

Leather boots

Meindl Sportwax: Sportwax is a natural product formulated to condition and proof leather. Apply it with a sponge or cloth and don’t forget the tongues of the boots. Rub the wax in well. There’s no need to heat it, as this could reduce boot breathability. Waxing changes the appearance of the leather, making it smoother and darker. Applying a little to the hooks and eyelets also protects them against corrosion.

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Nubuck or suede boots

Meindl Conditioner & Proofer: Conditioning and proofing spray keeps nubuck leather and suede protected. The boots can be treated when the uppers aren’t quite dry – it ensures they’ll remain supple. Applying a little wax to the hooks and eyelets will protect them from corrosion.

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All boots and shoes

Meindl Wetproof: Wetproof spray increases the water-resistance of your boots and shoes. This should be applied twice a year after cleaning and prior to waxing or conditioning. It is suitable for leather, suede and fabric footwear.

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Care Advice

  • How often should I use care product on my boots?

    We recommend that you clean any mud and dirt off your boots and shoes every time you have worn them. Your boots should be waxed regularly, every few weeks, although more regular treatment is needed when your boots are in daily use or when it is very rainy.

  • What to do with your boots before their first wear.

    Our boots are handcrafted and conditioned before they leave the factory in Germany. But we do recommend that you either condition or wax your boots before their first outing, to ensure they are fully protected from the elements.

  • We’re able to resole and repair some boots.

    Have your perfect walking companions been well-loved and cared for but are now at the end of their sole life? If you would like your boots resoled please return them via your local retailer. Please complete this Resole Form and include it with your boots.

    For repair enquiries please Contact us for further information.

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