Sailing Boots Care Guide

With Dubarry sailing boots you are assured of comfort and protection for years to come. To guarantee this, we use high-quality components and the very best quality leather which is specially treated to absorb less moisture. It is water-repellent and dries quickly, up to 70% faster compared to other types of leather. To ensure that your Dubarry sailing boots continue to perform, you will need to treat them properly and follow our detailed care instructions to keep your footwear in tip top condition.

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Watch: How to clean your Dubarry boots

Step 1: Cleaning your boots

Remove any mud, manure and salt water with clean cold water using a brush to get rid of more stubborn grime.

Then apply Dubarry Footwear Cleaner all over, including any fabric sections, and work-in, brushing vigorously until it lathers.

Rinse well with water and allow to dry naturally for 24 hours before any further treatment.

Step 2: Conditioning your boots

Apply Dubarry Leather Conditioner all over with a clean cloth/sponge or soft brush, paying particular attention to the flex area of the foot.

It may take several layers of application depending on the condition of your footwear.

Clean off any excess fluid and allow to dry for 2-3 hours before next treatments.

Step 3: Protecting your boots

Spray Dubarry Footwear Protector all over your footwear, applying several layers, allowing absorption of each layer before applying the next.

Applying Dubarry Footwear Protector restores the water repellency of the leather.

This step is best completed outside or in a well-ventilated area.

Step 4: Prolonging the life of your boots

For footwear that gets plenty of outdoor use we recommend that you use our Dubarry Leather Cream.

HOWEVER this is for use on smooth/pull-up leathers ONLY. DO NOT USE ON SUEDE OR NUBUCK. Apply sparingly with a soft cloth or brush paying particular attention to the flex area that bends as you walk.

NOTE: For our Hobart Boot, which is made from fabrics and synthetics, only the Dubarry Footwear Cleaner is required. Please follow Step 1.

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