After a long country walk, nothing feels better than kicking off your boots and putting your feet up in front of the fire, but before you do, give your wellies a little TLC.
Spending a bit of time now, will only prolong the life of your wellies and save you the messy task of knocking off that stubborn last-walk mud next time.
Wellies are our trademark and something we have been selling for more than 30 years, so we know our stuff. Whether you’re wanting to rid your short wellies of festival field mud or restore the shine of your mid-height wellies, follow our welly care guide and handy tips to keep yours looking as good as the time you took them out of the box! So, if you’re wondering how to clean the inside of wellies or just how to clean wellies in general, you’re in the right place.
Grab yourself a cloth (we recommend a fast-drying microfibre one) and a bowl of soapy water. Soak the cloth in water and wipe over your wellies – you might need to give it some elbow grease depending on how muddy it’s been out there! If you think it’s time to give the inside of your wellies a little bit of attention too, then remove the insoles and wash them separately. These can also be washed with a microfibre cloth and soapy water, making sure not to completely saturate the insoles. Don’t be hasty – leave them to dry naturally. However, if the kettle is on and you want to speed up the process, then stuff them with some newspaper and leave them to soak up the water. While it might be tempting to leave them on a radiator, we would advise against it. Insoles should be air dried separately overnight. When you return to them, you might find a white powdery residue. This is nothing to worry about, it’s called ‘blooming’ and is just the natural oils in the rubber coming to the surface. You can wipe that away with a damp cloth.
Just like your root veg, your wellies like their home to be cool and dry. If you’re lacking the space, then store them away in a welly bag in the back of your car, the shed or even your bedroom cupboard. If your wellies are zipped, avoid storing them with the zip open or clogged with mud (go back a step to ‘cleaning’ if you need tips on getting rid of the mud). To stop your long wellies from folding over between walks use a boot tree. As a good alternative, stuff them with something bulky such as scrunched up newspaper or some old tea towels.
The ultimate protection comes from the way in which you clean and store your wellies so go back a few steps to refresh first. To avoid damage to the lovely appearance of your wellies, we would recommend using a boot remover. Or ask the children to give them a good tug! Restore their shine with a specially formulated Welly Buffer – a few sprays and a dry cloth will polish them up pristine!
They don’t just look the part, our wellies have been tried and tested in the Great British countryside, and we pride ourselves on their quality (and ability to handle shin deep mud!).
But until you have walked a mile in our… wellies, we understand that you might not be quite as confident. So, to show you how much we believe in our boots, each pair is covered by our ‘one-year welly guarantee’.
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