The Abington Shoe Company released a new waterproof shoe in 1973 named Timberland, these shoes were produced with a new injection-molding technology that would fuse the sole to the leather. Timberland shoes gained so much popularity that in 1976, the company changed its name to the Timberland Company.
At the beginning, when the Timberland Company started with the production of Timberland boots, they never for once imagined that it would be a trend-setter. These tough shoes were created to withstand the extreme working conditions, by keeping the working class in mind. Eventually, their innovative boots of Wheat Nubuck color became a fashion essential.
Your closet will be complete once you add this “iconic piece of design” into your collection. Although, these rugged boots to need to be properly maintained from time to time. Here are some useful cleaning tips to help you out.
- Dish Soap and Toothbrush
You don’t always need special cleaners to professionally clean your boots. All you will need is a dish soap and water solution, an old toothbrush, and a soft cleaning towel. Scrub the bottom of the shoes with the old toothbrush to remove all the dirt. Use the dish soap to help clean the bottom of your shoes. When that’s done, use a cloth to apply the soap and water solution on the top of the shoes. Rub the stains carefully with the brush, and wipe the surface with a dry cloth along with air-drying it.
- Baby Wipes and a Bread Slice
A baby wipe is an effective, safe, and gentle measure to clean the surface of your boots. Wipe the entire boot surface with baby wipes, which will not affect the quality of the leather. Then, scrub the stained surface with a stale and crust-free piece of bread, as it is proven to be the best soft scrubber for boots. You should then use a pencil eraser or fine-grade sandpaper to smooth the scuffed surface and remove deep stains.
- Talcum Powder
When cleaning the dirt from the sole, sprinkle some talcum powder on the grease stains, and leave it to work it’s magic overnight. Then, use a brush to rub off the powder and grease, a vinegar and water solution to dampen the surface, and wipe the excess off gently.
Instead of talcum powder, you can rub the boots with plain oatmeal. Keep them on the boots overnight, and then clean them off with a brush.
Apply steam from a steamer to the stain area to make it moist. Rub the area with a brush to clean it.
If the above methods don’t give you ideal results, your last resort is to take your boots to a professional, who deals with leather and suede.