With the right care your Thorogood boots can last a lifetime. They actually look better the older they get. Here we take a closer look at how to look after your boots and get the most out of them.

Following these 10 steps will make sure your Thorogoods get the love and care they deserve…

  1. Rinse mud and dirt off them daily - if you allow them to build up grime, they will start rotting fast.

  2. Give them a proper clean and scrub once a month.

  3. Waterproofing: apply a waterproofing cream, wax or spray once a month (after cleaning). Twice a month if you’re exposed to water daily. (TIP: splash some water onto your boots, if the water does not bead up, its time to waterproof again!)

  4. Storage: always store your boots in a well-ventilated and dry area.

  5. Allow your boots to dry slowly at room temperature only, never by a heat source.

  6. Keep the insides of your boots dry and clean with powders and disinfectant sprays.

  7. Shoes need a day off. If you want your fine leather shoes to last longer, never wear them for two consecutive days. (TIP: Consider a second pair: This allows the one to dry out and rest thoroughly while you can enjoy the other pair.)

  8. Leather can be polished and conditioned with a leather lotion applied using a soft cloth. Suede looks best when brushed; although special suede brushes are available, a clean toothbrush works just as well.

  9. Use a conditioning oil on your boots once they start getting old and cracking.

  10. When traveling, use shoe bags; this will prevent the soiling from getting in touch with your clothing. If you turn a shoe bag inside out, you can use it as a shoe mitt.