Work boots are one of the most important pieces of safety clothing you can wear on the job. During the winter they help keep you warm, but summer presents its own unique challenges. With temperatures heating up you may not want to wear those big, bulky work boots, but not doing so is too dangerous. Taking care of your work boots is important year-round, and the summer is no time to start slacking.
Cleaning Your Work Boots
You don’t need to clean your work boots every day, but you should give them a good cleaning every so often to keep them in good shape. Not taking care of your work boots means you’ll need to replace them more often which means more money out of your pocket. The only thing you should be cleaning your work boots with is either water or a water-based cleaner. You can use either a soft nylon brush or an old toothbrush. Use a soft and clean cloth to dry them off but do not use heat.
Conditioning Your Work Boots
The heat and humidity of summer can be tough on leather. That means you’ll want to use a leather conditioner to maintain your work boots. It’s recommended that you use a leather conditioner every two weeks. Doing this can keep your work boots in decent shape for a few years if you are really diligent.
Changing Your Work Boots
You may want to have one pair of work boots for summer and another for colder times of the year. Not only do you need a high-quality pair of work boots to stand up to the warmer temperatures, but you also want something you can work comfortably in.
If you aren’t sure what type of work boots would be best for summer, visit Work N Wear today and we would be happy to show you our selection as well as provide additional tips to maintain your work boots. Give us a call at (503) 364-3064 to learn more.