How to Care for LL Bean Boots

Overview

LL Bean is a well-known fashion brand that caters to men, women and children with its clothing options. In addition to garments, LL Bean also offers a line of boots, from trendy hiking boots to more funky leather varieties to rain boots. LL Bean boots require specific care.

1.

Use a leather conditioner product on your LL Bean boots. This is the best way to soften up the leather, particularly if you plan to use them for hiking. This preserves the integrity of the boots without having to use any leather stretching products.

2.

Wipe off your boots with a damp rag. You don't want to soak the leather when cleaning your boots, or you may compromise the leather. After you wipe off the leather with the rag, use a dry cloth to soak up any excess moisture from the boot material. This is less of a consideration if you have fabric boots or rubber rainwear products.

3.

Apply a waterproofing product on your boots. This is particularly important for boots you plan to use for hiking and other strenuous outdoor activities. However, the LL Bean website suggests using a "silicone-based" waterproof product instead of a product containing wax.

Tips & Tricks

 

Never put your LL Bean boots in the washing machine. The boots could become misshapen and the fabric may be compromised.

 

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References

 

LL Bean: Hiking Tips

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