Keep your fall and winter boots looking great no matter the weather—and for years to come—with these easy tips, including how to clean leather boots, how to waterproof leather and suede boots, how to store boots, and more.
How to Dry Soaked Boots
If you get caught in a downpour or accidentally step in a puddle, don’t despair. Within a few days’ time, you can get water-logged boots looking like new again.
First, never use a blow-dryer in an attempt to dry wet boots or shoes. The heat will only damage the material further. Instead, stuff wet boots with dry newspaper, set them upright, and let them air-dry. This could take 24 hours or so. For leather boots, clean, then waterproof before wearing. For suede, scrape off any dirt or mud with a nail file or brush. Next, rub a suede eraser over the surface to get rid of any residual stains and waterproof before wearing.