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How should I store hiking boots?

Quality hiking boots are a big investment, so it is worth taking the time to care for them properly. Follow these basic care tips, and your hiking boots will keep your feet safe and dry for several years of hiking and camping trips.

  • Clean: Keeping your hiking boots clean is the best way to help them last longer. After each hike, take a few minutes to brush the dirt and debris from your hiking boots. If you don’t have waterproof hiking boots, and your boots get wet, let them dry before you remove debris.
  • Condition: Leather hiking boots benefit from seasonal conditioning with leather boot treatment products. These products can help condition the leather and make it more water resistant.
  • Contain: Store your boots in a cool, dry place when you aren’t using them. Avoid storing them in a hot attic or garage, because extreme heat can damage some of the material that holds hiking boots together.

Visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop for expert advice about cleaning and maintaining your hiking boots.

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