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Product Care

Clean, Proof and Dry

Your XPETI footwear is designed and constructed to support you in all kinds of outdoor activities and weather. However, with a little bit of care, you will extend the life of your boots and help keep your feet drier and happier.

Three easy steps: Clean, Proof and Dry make the difference.


Regularly Clean

  • Mud and dirt can dry out the leather on your footwear, causing them to age prematurely. Rinse, brush or wipe off all dirt and mud after your adventures.
  • Thoroughly clean your footwear a few times a season to extend their life. After removing the visible mud, we recommend Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel. It cleans the breathable surface, and prepares boots for any waterproofing treatment. 
  • When cleaning, avoid solvents, petroleum, and detergents. Whatever you do, do not put your shoes in a clothes washer or dryer! This will send your footwear to an early grave and adversely affect fit.
  • Drying

    Dry Your Shoes Gradually.

  • Excessive heat is one of the most damaging elements for your footwear. It can dis-bond the midsole and outsole, warp internal toe & heel counters, shrink materials, and dry out leather. It's tempting to set boots by the fire or bust out a hair dryer when the priority is dry boots for the next day; just know that doing so adversely affects longevity and fit. 
  • Dry your footwear at room temperature (60-70°F) away from direct sunlight and heat sources (heat registers, campfires, etc.). Stuffing your boots with newspaper can draw out a significant amount of moisture without nasty side-effects. Remember to pull out the O Fit Insoles™ after a day of hiking or running (even in dry climates). It will help your XPETI dry faster and will cut down on odor. 

    Storing your shoes for off-season

    Proper Storage

    When storing your XPETI for the off-season, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Be sure to clean and dry your XPETI before storing them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. This will help extend the life of your footwear and ensure they’re in good shape for the start of next season.