This is how Lukas Meindl cares for his boots!
You can also wash your boots, but please make sure that you remove the laces so that you can easily reach concealed areas, such as the tongue, when cleaning. Meindl boots must not be washed in a washing machine under any circumstances. This can damage the upper material and destroy adhesives beyond repair.
Remove the footbed – it can be washed at 30 degrees – so that it can dry out and be aired.
After each outing, remove dirt with a brush and warm water. Soles, too, must also be cleaned of dirt and stones.
You should also clean the interior of your boots using warm water. This will not damage the lining.
A tip from us: Dry shoes will keep their perfect shape if you use wooden shoe trees.
Waterproofing takes around 24 hours to become fully effective. Boots should always be repeatedly waterproofed so that water and dirt can be permanently repelled. Please be aware that the leather will need regular waxing.
CAUTION: Do not warm up the wax! It will otherwise penetrate too deeply and thus impair breathability and wearing comfort. The appearance of the leather will change through the application of wax.
No oils or grease should be applied to the boots because this will cause the boots to lose their strength and stability.
Metal hooks and eyelets on the boots
Hooks and eyelets must also be maintained. Our “Meindl Sportwax” is also suitable for protecting hooks and eyelets against corrosion.