Care & Cleaning
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 clean 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 products.
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.
The linings used in HI-TEC products are made from 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 of the product especially to the lace hardware. In some of our products we use a treatment in the lining which wicks moisture and sweat away from the foot to help prevent unpleasant odours (look out for 'moisture wicking lining' in the product features for this).To retain the shape and durability of your HI-TEC products ensure the laces are undone before the product is removed.
HI-TEC compatible shoe care products are available from most footwear retailers.