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Red Wing Shoes' sturdy soles, premium side leathers, triple stitching, and welt construction all work together to make boots that last a lifetime. It takes more than 230 steps to handcraft each pair of Red Wing Shoes; it only takes three easy steps to keep them looking good. Because we use different types of leather for our boots, there are different care products needed for each one. 



Boot care

OIL TANNED LEATHEROIL TANNED LEATHER

Oil tanned leather is water, stain and perspiration resistant. It provides exceptional durability and performance. You can prevent leather deterioration by cleaning, conditioning and protecting the boots on a regular basis.

CLEAN: Always clean excess dirt from your footwear to prevent wear and drying. For general cleaning, use warm water, a clean cloth and soft bristle brush. For more difficult areas, use Red Wing Shoes' Leather Cleaner with a clean cloth and brush. Remove cleaner with damp cloth and allow to dry.

CONDITION: Proper conditioning helps preserve the finish and life of your footwear. Use Red Wing's All Natural Boot Oil, Mink Oil, or All Natural Leather Conditioner. You can apply these conditioners with your fingers, soft cloth or sponge. Below, you will find the recommended conditioner to use with each of our Red Wing leathers.

PROTECT: Add extra protection to preserve your footwear investment. Red Wing Leather Protector provides an invisible shield from water, dirt, oil and mud.

ALL NATURAL BOOT OIL | Leathers: Harness, Oil Slick, Oro-iginal, Worksmith
ALL NATURAL LEATHER CONDITIONER | Leathers: Blackstar, Boomer, Chrome, Mustang, Portage
MINK OIL | Leathers: Mesa, Rough & Tough

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SUEDE OR ROUGHOUT LEATHERSUEDE OR ROUGHOUT LEATHER

Roughout is a reverse suede leather made in our tannery - S.B. Foot Tanning. Three of our leathers are "roughout" leathers - Abilene, Mohave and Muleskinner. Most tanneries employ a process of splitting and thinning hides to create the rough surface. Abilene uses unsplit, heavyweight leather with proprietary tanning processes that gives it a unique, rough texture. Mohave is a premium waterproof, reverse suede leather used by the United States Military. Muleskinner leather is burnished featuring visual texture and great appeal. Use Red Wing Shoe Nubuck/Suede Cleaner Kit for Abilene, Mohave and Muleskinner leathers. DO NOT use leather cleaner for suede or roughout leathers as it can stain and change the texture of the leather.

CLEAN: Lightly rub the edge of the Suede Bar over the soiled area. For deep stains and marks, apply more pressure. If the stain or dirt still remains, wet both the Suede Bar and the stain with clean water and repeat rubbing action. Let dry, then apply Suede Bar to remove water spots. Brush up nap with Suede Brush.

CONDITION: For Muleskinner leather apply Mink Oil. Abilene and Mohave leathers require no conditioner.

PROTECT: Add extra protection to preserve your footwear investment. Red Wing Leather Protector provides an invisible shield from water, dirt, oil and mud. To extend the life of the boots, spray them with Red Wing Leather Protector before wearing them for the first time.

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SMOOTH FINISHED LEATHERSMOOTH FINISHED LEATHER

Full finished leathers (Featherstone and Chaparral) have a smooth, polished surface that enhances the true beauty and quality of the leather. Featherstone is Red Wing's premium leather used in our Beckman collection. By hand-selecting only the finest hides, our master tanner produces leather that's not only beautiful but also abrasion resistant. Chaparral is water, stain and perspiration resistant and can be polished to restore color and luster.

CLEAN: Always clean excess dirt from your footwear to prevent wear and drying. For general cleaning, use warm water, a clean cloth and soft bristle brush. For more difficult areas, use Red Wing Shoes Leather Cleaner with a clean cloth and brush. Remove cleaner with damp cloth and allow to dry.

CONDITION: Apply Red Wing Shoe Boot Cream with a clean, soft cloth. Shine the boot by brushing with a soft horse-hair brush.

PROTECT: Add extra protection to preserve your footwear investment. Red Wing Leather Protector provides an invisible shield from water, dirt, oil and mud.

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