Ugg Classic Metallic (30037)

Ugg boots are known for their durability - both in the fashion stakes and in terms of giving years of lasting service. By taking good care of your Ugg boots, there is no reason why they should not last you for many years to come.

However, caring for sheepskin boots does require a little bit of time and dedication than regular suede or leather boots. Here, I will show you how to clean and maintain the care of your womens Ugg boots to ensure they last for many seasons to come.

Here is a guide on how to clean and care for your Ugg Boots:

Things You Will Need

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A soft bristle brush
A spot eraser for sheepskin (available from Ugg or other sheepskin manufacturers and some shoe care stores)
A sponge for cleaning any tough stains
Ugg Australia sheepskin cleaner and conditioner
Ugg Australia sheepskin water and stain repellent
Suede or nubuck brush

Step 1

To clean and prepare new boots:

Before you wear them outdoors, it's really important you treat your boots with the Ugg Australia Sheepskin Water and Stain Repellent. This is going to help them last, prevent water marks when it rains or snows (or you step in a puddle) and keep your feet dry.

Spray your new boots with the Ugg Australia Sheepskin Water and Stain Repellent, until they are wet, but not soaked through. This is easy to see on paler shades, which will darken with the saturation.

Leave to dry for at least 24 hours. Do not leave to dry by a radiator or in the direct sunlight as this can cause hard patches and fading, which is not a good look.

Brush gently with the suede brush against the direction of the sheepskin to raise the 'nap' (texture) of the boot.

Ready to wear - enjoy!

Step 2

To clean old Ugg boots:

Take your Ugg Australia Cleaner and Conditioner. Dilute around one teaspoon with one teaspoon of clean cold water. (You may think hot will be better, but it will just harden your boots, so don't be tempted).

Take the soft bristle brush and apply the diluted cleaner with it all over the boot, raising the nap of the sheepskin as you go. Do one boot at a time. Don't soak the boots, just get them wet, but not soggy.

Then take the sponge and gently scrub at any marks and stains. Do not scrub hard or your boots will have bald patches!

Rinse the sponge well, and use it to rinse the cleaner off your boots. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, or you'll end up with patches on your boots. When the water coming off your boots is clear, you're done.

Stuff your boots with newspaper or cardboard, and leave to dry naturally. Do not leave to dry by a radiator or in the direct sunlight as this can cause hard patches and fading. If you are cleaning old Ugg boots, once your boots are dry, use the Ugg Australia Sheepskin Water and Stain Repellent to treat them before wearing.

This should keep your boots looking good right through winter.

Tips & Warnings

Never put your Ugg boots in the washing machine.
Never let your Ugg boots dry artificially (i.e. with a hairdryer or by a radiator).
Always use the manufacturers own cleaning products.
Do not use this method to clean leather Uggs.
Do not use this method on fashion Uggs that are not the real thing.
Do not apply undiluted cleaner onto boots.

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