Bates Shoe Care

Tips to keep your Bates boots
and shoes looking like new.

Leather Care

  1. Remove laces and clean footwear with a dry cloth.
  2. Allow to air dry — uppers can be stuffed with paper, if desired, to help in drying.
  3. Polish regularly with a quality footwear polish to protect and nourish the leather and provide a long–lasting shine.

High Gloss Care

  1. Remove laces and clean footwear with a damp cloth.
  2. Clean and polish regularly with a Poromeric Cleaner.

Rough Side Out Care

  1. Use short, quick strokes with a stiff bristle brush to remove excess dirt from boots.
  2. If heavily soiled, wash with mild soap and air dry.
  3. If stain has been caused by oil apply cornstarch on the stain and let sit overnight. Remove cornstarch with a stiff brush after.

Quick Shine

  1. If you don’t have time for a full polish, use the Bates Magic Shine Sponge.
  2. Gently apply sponge across all leather areas of boot for a bright, clean shine.

White Leather Care

  1. Remove laces and clean footwear with a damp cloth.
  2. Allow to air dry — uppers can be stuffed with paper, if desired, to help in drying.
  3. Polish regularly with a quality white footwear polish to protect and nourish the leather and provide a long-lasting shine.

Additional Care Tips

  • Make sure you match the color of polish to the color of your shoes.
  • Shoes will last longer if they are cleaned regularly.
  • Give wet shoes plenty of time to dry out. Damp leather is sensitive to heat, and harsh drying causes hardening and distortion. Never put wet shoes in front of a fire or on a radiator. Let them dry naturally at room temperature.

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