Leather Boot Care Instructions
Leather Boots – Waterproof or Water-Resistant?
As a natural material, ALL real leather is porous and because of that, it cannot be 100% waterproof.
Some types of leather are more water-resistant than others, and most leathers can be made more water-resistant with the right treatments which include wax/dubbin/balsam and waterproofing spray.
If you need a boot to be 100% waterproof you should consider a synthetic leather, such as used in our Winter Sandown Racing Boots which are made from ‘Micro-fibered Synthetic leather with water-tight seams’, or a rubber/nylon mix type boot with a rubber sole, such as our Splosher Mucker Boots.
At Tuffa we have a selected range of boots that provide a much higher level of water-resistant protection to keep your feet dry in wet weather, owing to their built-in breathable Sympatex waterproof membranes, or partial sock membranes and Durable Water-Repellent Coating (DWR). Sympatex is unique and unlike other waterproof membranes, it is a non-porous material providing high moisture transmission which allows your feet to breathe whilst remaining dry. The boots in this range are the Aylsham, Fjord Waterproof and Iceni Wide-Fit Boots.
However, regardless of any additional waterproof coatings and waterproof membranes, it is still essential that ALL leather boots are treated regularly in order to maintain their water-resistant properties, protect the condition of the leather and stop them from cracking.
....and ALWAYS allow your boots to dry naturally as any excess heat will make the leather hard and brittle.
If you have any other questions on how to care for your Tuffa Boots and keep them in tip-top condition our team are always ready to help on 01953 88914.
Please note it is advised that you always patch test a new leather care product on an inconspicuous area of the leather before applying it all over, as some products may alter the colour and/or texture of the leather in a way you are not happy with.