Caring For Your Duck Boots

by - Wednesday, August 09, 2023


   how to care for your duck boots

Duck, Duck...BOOTS! Our Monogrammed Duck Boots a must-have for anyone who loves cute shoes and monograms! First up, we have or classic Marleylilly Duck Boots - everyone's favorite shoe for sweater weather! Brand new to the duck boot family we have our Monogrammed Tall Duck Boots! And just in time for the winter weather ahead, our new Monogrammed Winter Duck Boots will complement those winter OOTDs every time! To keep your new pair of duck boots in their best possible form, we've put together some tips for taking care of your go-to shoes for the chilly winter ahead...

With winter right around the corner, so comes the snow and slush. Subjecting your boots to the cold weather and elements can take a toll on the quality and lifespan of your boots. That’s why we recommend consistent care for your boots so you can get the most memories out of them! Check out a few duck boot options here:

Cleaning the Rubber Sole

Using a soft-bristled brush or an old toothbrush, clear away any excess dirt or grime that wasn’t knocked away immediately before coming inside. Be sure to do this when the boots are dry, as you are likely to just spread mud around the boot if they are wet. 

Grab a soft cloth and create a mixture of warm water and soap in a spray bottle. Spray the soapy water onto your clean cloth and then use the damp cloth to wipe off any dirt that was missed by the brush to keep the rubber looking pretty. Make sure to only use this on the rubber part of the boot. Use a circular motion to remove any scuff marks that you see or use an eraser for stubborn marks. Once clean, always remember to let your boots air dry. 

Baby Powder

If you use your boots both inside and outside for long periods of time, this tip is very helpful in keeping odors from creeping out. Just apply a sprinkle of baby powder or baking soda on occasion to keep them from getting stinky. This keeps the inside nice and dry, especially if you are storing them properly.

Storage

Now we know most of you probably have a closet dedicated specifically for your shoes so you're already a pro at this part! Moisture and leather are not friends. So, to keep your shoes from risking damage, store them in cool, dry places away from direct sunlight to prevent your leather boots from drying out.

Apply a Boot Protectant

Applying a boot protectant or a little olive oil to suede and leather uppers can help prolong the lifespan of your winter boots. Tarrago High Tech Nano Protector spray or Scotchgard are a couple good protectants. Whether you got caught in the rain, stepped in a puddle, or spent the day building snowmen, this should keep the leather of your shoes in tip-top shape.

Now that you've made your Monogrammed Duck Boots "winter proof" you are ready to style the perfect cozy outfit! Complete your look with your favorite Monogrammed Rain Jacket and Boyfriend Sweater for the cutest and coziest look! Add a pair of Duck Boot Socks for some extra warmth and you are officially ready for winter! 

Peace, Love & Monograms! 

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