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Its no longer a secret, Millions of Australian Sheepskin Boots are now sold around the World each year
Now you have a great pair of genuine Australian uggs, and your feet are looking and feeling great in their new trendy winter sheepskin boots. Now you want your Australian sheepskin boots, shoes, and slippers to not only last a long time (which they will!) but also to stay good and new looking for as long as possible. Koolaburra Sheepskin Boots accessories are HERE. Here are a few tips for looking after your Australian sheepskin boots, shoes, slippers, and anything else you have made from genuine Australian sheepskin (yes, even that rug!)
Lets think about where you're going to be wearing your sheepskin boots. Australian uggs were popularised by Australian surfers who wore them to keep their feet warm on the beach. While that's what they're great at, some common sense on the beach can make a big difference. Try and avoid getting your Australian uggs wet, since water will shorten their lifespan. Purchase a sheepskin footwear and ugg boots protector to use on the outside of your Australian uggs to add a layer of protection. This will add a layer of water-resistance, as well as protecting your Australian uggs from discoloration and dirt. It is important to add this protection as soon as you get your boots. After all, once your Australian sheepskin boots are dirty it is a bit too late to "protect" them, right?
Australian sheepskin boots can be laundered by hand or machine (by hand is much recommended!) in cold or warm water using the wool setting on your washing machine. Double rinse and then spin dry. For hand washing, soak your favourite Australian sheepskin footwear for a few minutes and then squeeze by hand, however do not stretch the skin. Genuine Australian uggs handle the wash process well, but try not to use any harsh chemicals on the sheepskin that may cause discoloration spots.
To dry your Australian SHEEPSKIN uggs, tumble dry them on a warm setting, but avoid excessive heating. The Australian sunshine is perfect for drying your sheepskin boots, but don't leave sheepskin footwear in the sun for more than a few hours, or they're likely to become sun bleached. THE BEST RECOMMENDATION IS TO LET THEM AIR DRY, BUT NOT IN THE DIRECT SUN!
With the amount of wear you'll likely be getting from your Australian uggs, sooner or later they will start to get some stains on them. Two traditional Aussie winter sheepskin boot stain removal remedies are, believe it or not, chalk and teabags.
To remove an Australian ugg boot stain from sheepskin footwear with chalk, file the chalk down into a fine powder, then rub it firmly over the offending spot. If using a teabag to remove a winter sheepskin boot stain, place the teabag carefully over the spot while wet, then leave both teabag and ugg boot overnight to dry. The drying process often draws the foreign material off your Aussie winter sheepskin boot and into the teabag, resulting in your Australian uggs looking as good as new afterwards.
If your boots do become soiled and stained, they can be safely laundered by hand or machine, in cold or warm water using a recommended wool wash. For machine-washing select the wool setting, double rinse and then spin dry.
For hand washing leave to soak for 10 minutes and then squeeze by hand until clean, but be sure not to stretch the skin. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until it runs clear, squeeze out any excess water and leave in a warm place to dry away from any direct heat or sunlight. Alternatively the boots can be tumble-dried, but only on a warm (NOT HOT) setting.
Persistent oily stains can also be treated by applying white chalk dust to the soiled area. After a few minutes blow off the dust and rub the stain. If the stain persists, a suede brush can be used but be warned that this can remove some colour.
With careful and conservative use of your Australian sheepskin footwear, and a couple of tried and tested cleaning methods, your favourite Australian ugg boots can last you well beyond winter, and keep your feet enjoying Aussie sheepskin boot style for many seasons to come.
Variations in Colour
Sheepskin is a totally natural product and as such each skin will respond in a slightly different way to the dyeing process. For this reason you may notice small variations in colour from one boot to the next.
NOTE: We are not professional cleaners and cannot be responsible for the results of these suggestions. If you have doubtsabut the care of your sheepskin products please consult a leather cleaning specialist in your area. >