How to care for your Le Chameau boots

  Made from the highest quality natural rubber, your Le Chameau wellies deserve to be looked after properly to ensure the continuous comfort, support and resilience of your boots year after year. Follow our easy-care instructions to keep them in great condition.   Use a boot jack Removing your boots by prising them off with the other foot can cause damage to the heel and weaken the join. Always use a boot jack to protect the back of your boots. Don’t leave them muddy For those days when your boots get caked in mud, hose down with water and use a brush to remove any mud or stones that become trapped in the zip or soles. Protect and nurture Once clean, use a Le Chameau care spray or sponge. These are designed to keep the rubber in good condition and prevent cracking or blistering. Dry them out Keep your boots in a dry and ventilated place, away from direct sunlight and away from any direct heat sources. If your boots get wet, allow them to naturally air dry afterwards and remember to dry the lining thoroughly before the next use. A crumpled newspaper will be a great help to speed up the drying process. Store correctly If you are planning to store your boots for a long period, clean them thoroughly and store away from direct sunlight in a dry, cool place.     Common mistakes to avoid When looking after your rubber boots, ensure you avoid these common mistakes to prevent causing premature damage. Never dry your rubber boots in direct contact with a heat source such as a radiator or a fireplace. Do not use aggressive products, such as detergents to clean your boots. Never store your boots in a damp condition or folded.   How to care for boots with zips Keep your boot zips clean after a day out in the field, as trapped mud and stones can clog and weaken the zip over time. Using the Le Chameau rubber spray is recommended to lubricate the zip before the first use and after each use. Avoid leaving the zip undone when wearing the boots, as it will increase the chances of dirt getting into the zip. Never force the zip to avoid breakage.     Did you know? Occasionally you might notice a white powdery "Bloom" on the boots. This is perfectly normal and is insoluble particles that have risen to the surface, which is largely due to the characteristic of a premium product made from high-grade rubber and will not compromise the durability or performance of the boots. Two-year warranty All our boots are provided with a two-year warranty from the original date of purchase. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of purchase, which will be needed to validate a claim within the two-year period. Find out more. Discover our care range To truly nurture and take excellent care of your Le Chameau boots, discover our professionally developed care range, offering everything you need for your Le Chameau products.