How to maintain hiking boots or shoes?

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Hiking shoes are specially designed for mountaineers and are also the best choice for long-term travel or mountain climbing enthusiasts. It is a shoe that is very suitable for outdoor sports. How to clean hiking shoes? How to maintain hiking shoes?

How to wash hiking shoes

To clean the hiking shoes, you can use a toothbrush (a scrapped toothbrush) to remove the dirt from the shelter and the gap, or you can use a "nylon shoe brush".

After climbing shoes with nylon shoes to remove dust, for stubborn stains and salt, first rinse with a water-clearing agent, brush with a brush, and then spray with a care solution. (Try to avoid contact with metal fasteners during brushing to prevent rust.)

After cleaning the hiking shoes, it is best to leave the house outside and receive direct sunlight to dry. When drying, remove the shoelaces, take out the insole, open the hiking shoes to the maximum extent, and then insert the newspaper into the shoes to absorb the moisture, which can speed up the hiking shoes.

Do not place wet hiking shoes near heat sources such as fire or heaters. Otherwise the leather will shrink, the hiking shoes will become a small half or the leather will split.

If the fabric of the hiking shoe is dry and begins to lose color, soak it as soon as possible to prevent it from cracking.

The hiking shoes are cleaned as new, so store them in a cool, dry, dark place, etc. for the next time.


How to maintain hiking shoes

How to maintain before wearing

Applying a waterproofing agent to the suture and the pinhole can improve the waterproofness of the upper and the suture. Newly purchased hiking boots are best reapplied with water repellent for a period of time. It is best to apply one to two days before the start of the event, so that the leather is completely absorbed, and then the leather is dark brown. Nylon cloth hiking boots, because of the porosity is not easy to waterproof, you can use silicone rubber spray.

How to wear, clean, store, repair

Try not to wear a pair of shoes for a long time. Long-term humidity and fatigue will shorten the life of the shoes.

Generally, it can be washed with water, but special care must be taken after cleaning. Do not put it in the sun. It is easy to open the glue after the sun is exposed. It should be placed in a cool and ventilated place to let it dry naturally; The leather will dry and crack, but it can be exposed to the sun when the upper is wet.

Shoes are most prone to moisture, and the performance of waterproofing, venting, cortex and thread inside and outside the shoes may be damaged after damp. If you want to store for more than a few months, it is recommended that you let the shoes dry outside and then store them in a cool, ventilated place. Do not fold the shoes. It is best to remove the insole after short-term storage (after normal activities) and long-term storage, as the insole itself is damp.

If the shoes are opened, first clean the glue at the glue, and then dry it before sticking.


Do not use 101/502 glue to damp shoes. Some friends may have problems with opening the glue. Do not use 101 or 502 glue to stick. These two kinds of high corrosivity will affect the technical performance of hiking shoes.