How To Dry Ugg Boots
It’s easy to love your Ugg boots. You’d do anything but wear them like boots to keep them looking just right and all spick and span. But, however good your intentions, if you’re out in your boots and get caught in bad weather you are taking your chances. One drop of mucky rain, one splash from a muddy puddle and you could be thinking their comfy cool look is gone, lost forever. But before you consign them to the back of the cupboard or restrict them to gardening duties if you’d prefer them back on your feet, take heart. There are ways of getting your very best favorite Uggs back in A1 condition.
Washing Ugg Boots
Cleaning dirty Ugg boots is a little tricky. You need to wet them completely with clean water or dirty water on the shoes will stain them – permanently. It is therefore essential to rinse off all the accumulated dirt and debris before leaving your Ugg boots to dry. Whenever you want to wash your Uggs prepare a bath of detergent specially made for leather in cold water. Then shampoo your boots in the detergent water and rinse off in clean water. Here rinsing is the most essential element since only the slightest hint of dirty or soapy water retained in the shoes will become a permanent stain after drying. The very horror that will ruin your Uggs and the very thing you are trying your best to avoid.
Taking precautions is better than attempting to rectify the mistake later so here is a detailed guide for making sure you rinse and dry your Ugg boots appropriately.
For making sure all the dirty water is out of your boots, shake each one vigorously until all the water is forced out. You can also slightly wring the boots to remove excess water since draining out all the dirty water is so essential. Some Ugg manufacturers even recommend putting the boots in the washing machine on a gentle spin dry cycle.
Drying Ugg boots is not an easy task and requires a lot of precautions. It can even take days to get them completely dry but that is the price to pay for such comfort from the material.
- Place your wet boots on multiple layers of paper to absorb the dripping water.
- Stuff them with paper towels or plain unprinted paper so that they don’t lose their shape as they are drying. This will also speed up the drying process.
- If you have a proper boo stand you can also hang them upside down.
- Position your boots in a shady and airy place. They prefer being stored this way anyway. Never expose your Ugg boots to direct sunlight or heat from a radiator or heater. Instead, leave the boots alone to dry at room temperature.
Regular Cleaning Guide For Ugg Boots
- To help you stay on top of the care of your Ugg boots whether you do or do not get caught out in the rain, here is a step by step guide for cleaning Ugg boots:
- Begin by gently brushing off all the dirt and debris from your boot’s upper and sole using a suede brush. In a pinch you could use a standard scrub brush or nail brush.
- Remove stains or large scuff marks using a clean eraser. The eraser will help remove embedded dirt particles.
- Now, wipe the outer surface of the boots with a damp clean cloth. Ensure your cloth is not too damp as this will harm the sheepskin body of the boots.
- If there are any stains mix 1 part of cold water to 1 part of distilled white vinegar and damp clean the sheepskin with this solution on a soft clean cloth.
- Without scrubbing but instead slowly and patiently use a small circular motion and work on a small part of the stain from the outside working in. For lighter stains adopt more of a dabbing action.
- Remember never scrub. It damages the fibers to leave the area contrasting in color and texture which means you’ve just ruined your Uggs.
- After shifting the stains, wipe the boots over again with a new clean damp cloth.
Additional Cleaning Tips
Looking after a new pair of Uggs is like looking new kittens, so to help you get started here are some bonus tips to help you maintain your Uggs from the first time you wear them.
If your boots have got stinky then baking soda is your life saver. Just drizzle 2 teaspoons baking soda and cornstarch into each boot and shake well. Leave the boots overnight or for at least a few hours and then dust off all the baking soda and cornstarch.
To remove grease or oil stains from your boots, sprinkle a good amount of talcum powder or powdered chalk on the stain and leave overnight.
Sheepskin is an incredible material. Don’t worry if you get a water stain on one of your boots. Simply rub one boot with another and see the magic. Rubbing sheepskin on sheepskin removes the water stains and this is another reason why your Ugg boots are so fabulous.
Using Cleaning Products On Ugg Boots
Whenever you want to use a cleaning product on your Uggs always apply it on a sponge or cloth and dab it onto the boot. Just pouring a glug of production will damage the area and increase the chances of staining on your Ugg shoes.
Brush And Scrubber Selection
Always use a brush with soft bristles for scrubbing dirt and debris off your Uggs. A brush with stiff and coarse bristles will do a great job while scrubbing dirt but as a consequence, it will also ruin the surface of your boots. Not a good fashion look.
Uggs take a long time to dry completely but never ever make the mistake of storing them whilst even slightly damp. This will result in the accumulation of mold which will, given time, a nice warm summer for instance, totally destroy your Uggs.
Harmful Surfaces Of Your Ugg Boots
Ugg boots are assumed to be the best shoes for all rough and tough conditions, be it snow or rain. But in reality, they are sensitive and you must protect them from scratches and scuffs to keep benefiting from them for years.
Socks With Uggs
The feel of sheepskin on the skin can be really soothing and nobody wants to deprive themselves of that cozy feeling by wearing socks. But wearing socks with Uggs is as essential as it is for any other kind of shoe. Socks collect foot sweat and that’s not something you want on the lining. Not only is wet but it’s stinky. Uggs deserve socks like you deserve Uggs.
There’s no doubt your Uggs boots are an investment, not just in your style statement but also in comfort and when you buy them you intend to keep wearing for them for a long while. There’s bound to aging and wear and tear that will give them character. But strange stains in odd places and weird multifarious odors are a different thing altogether. Now that you know how to clean and dry them, stock up on the essentials, the talc, bicarb and vinegar to keep your lovely Ugg boots in tip top condition and avoid any regrets or sore feet later.