Footwear User Instructions
Our boots have been researched and developed in some of the most demanding theaters of operations, and are created to perform in the most extreme of climate conditions and in high altitude terrains. Clean your footwear regularly using high quality cleaning treatments recommended as suitable for the purpose. NEVER use caustic or corrosive cleaning agents. Allow to dry naturally and away from direct heat sources.
Leather, Leather/Nylon Boots and Suede/Nylon Boots
To keep your leather boots in top condition, they need to be allowed to air and dry after each use. It will help them to dry more quickly if you remove the footbeds and laces. Allow your boots to dry naturally and never on a radiator or near a heat source as this may cause the leather to dry out and become brittle. Once your boots have fully dried, you need to remove any excess dirt from the boots using a damp cloth, or a metal suede brush in the case of suede boots. If your boots are heavily soiled you can use warm soapy water and a brush to remove the dirt. Next, the leather will need protecting with your preferred specialist product. Kiwi, Nugget, Grangers and Nikwax all have suitable products that are generally available. Finally, apply a wax cream or polish as this helps to further protect the leather and helps to prevent it from drying out or splitting. A wax based cream can be brushed into suede, and once dried the original suede nap can be resored with the wire suede brush. A system of regular cleaning will help your boots look better, perform better and last much longer.
Fitting and Sizing
Only wear footwear of a suitable size. Products which are too loose or too tight will restrict movement and not provide the optimum level of protection. Always fully undo the fastening systems when donning and doffing products.
To optimise protection, in some instances it may be necessary to use this footwear with additional products such as protective trousers, gaiters or overboots. In this case, before carrying out the risk-related activity, consult us to ensure that all your protective products are compatible and suitable for your application.
Storage and Transport
When not in use, store the footwear in a well-ventilated area away from extremes in temperature. Never store the footwear under heavy items or in contact with sharp objects. If the footwear is wet, allow it to dry slowly and naturally away from direct heat sources before placing it into storage. Use suitable protective packaging to transport the footwear, e.g. the original container.
If the footwear becomes damaged, it will not provide the optimal level of protection, and therefore should be replaced as soon as is practicable. Never knowingly wear damaged footwear while carrying out a risk-related activity. If in doubt about the level of damage consult us before using the footwear.
The exact useful life of the product will greatly depend on how and where it is worn and cared for. It is therefore very important that you carefully examine the footwear before use and replace as soon as it appears to be unfit for wear. Careful attention should be paid to the condition of the upper stitching, wear in the outside tread pattern and the condition of the upper/outsole bond.
Where the footwear is supplied with a removable footbed, this was in place during testing. The footbed should remain in place whilst the footwear is in use. It should only be replaced by a comparable footbed supplied by us. The footbed is anatomically pre-shaped, removable and replaceable. It can be hand washed at a low temperature (30c) if required. We recommend for optimum performance it should be replaced annually.