Since 1856, Hunter has enjoyed a long and proud history with rubber and was the first British company to manufacture rubber boots.
However, without proper care, even the finest-quality rubber can become brittle and lose its good looks. Fortunately, Hunter’s long knowledge of rubber and its qualities means that they know all there is to know about ensuring a long and healthy lifespan for your wellington boots.
Caring for your Hunter Boots:
- Make sure the lining is completely dry before using them again. If the inside of your boots gets wet, stuffing a few bits of crumpled newspaper in the boots will help to dry them out.
- Try using an eraser or a bit of toothpaste to repair any scuff marks.
- Use a Hunter Boot Buffer or a little vegetable or olive oil on a clean, dry cloth to keep your boots looking fresh.
- Try to speed up the drying of your boots by using heat – rubber doesn’t like it.
- Expose your boots solvents, oils and animal fats, which can swell the rubber, increasing the risk of slipping.
- Make regular use of the Hunter Boot Buffer to restore a pristine finish and shine to your boots.
- Scrub or try to wash with anything other than warm soapy water
Storing your Hunter Boots:
- Make sure your boots are as dry and clean as possible before storing them.
- Keep your boots in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Some of our favourite spots include under-stair cupboards that don’t get too hot or cold.
- Store your boots in a secure bag, ideally crafted from a breathable and durable material.
- Store boots while still damp.
- Keep your boots near heaters, fireplaces or radiators.
- Store in direct sunlight.