We hope that the following information will help you get the most out of your Hi-Tec product.
Maintain your product by cleaning regularly. Dirt and mud should be brushed off once it has dried naturally. Wipe with a clean damp cloth if necessary. Never wash in the washing machine. Immersion and exposure to detergents can attack the stitching and bonding agents within the product.
Dry slowly using natural air circulation at room temperature, do not subject the product to a direct heat source. Paper can be used to stuff the product in the drying process to help absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the product.
If you have purchased a waterproof product, the leather must regularly be treated with waterproofing and conditioning sprays or creams. Used in wet conditions the leather will experience a gradual loss of its water resistant qualities, and if untreated the leather will slowly harden and crack. Hi-Tec winterboots may need more frequent treatment if used extensively in cold, wet conditions where chemical salts are used on paths and roads in icy conditions. For care information on ion-mask products please see below.
With frequent use, the surface of the materials may become blocked with dirt and may require cleaning to ensure the technology retains it's functionality. To remove any dirt or liquids that do not easily come off, gently apply a soft, water-damp cloth to the area. A gentle dabbing action should remove the foreign particles and fully drying the product in a warm area (not too hot) will regenerate the liquid repellency.
Do not use any alcohol based fluids/chemicals as this will impede the ion-mask technology. Please do not machine wash.
Most linings used in Hi-Tec products are made of comfortable breathable material that requires little or no maintenance. Foot moisture is absorbed and the drying process is quick due to the breathability nature of the linings
Do not over apply leather waterproofing treatment to the product especially to the lace hardware. In some of our products we use antibacterial linings, but to further prevent foot odours and bacterial build, deodorising and antibacterial powders and sprays are available from most footwear retailers. To retain the shape and durability of your Hi-Tec products ensure the laces are undone before the product is removed.