On a serious note, the reason for this is that if you store your Steel Blue boots in dark or humid conditions for long periods of time, the sole compound can deteriorate – a process known as hydrolysis. That’s why we recommend wearing your work boots regularly, even if just for a dog walk.
To ensure your Steel Blue boots stay in premium condition, it’s simple really… keep them clean, wash and thoroughly dry your feet, and change your socks daily. Your nose will appreciate it.
We say, keep them (and you) in tip-top condition by taking your boots for a walk twice a month, especially if they’re stored away for extended periods of time.
Now I’ve been living in the UK for a few years, I understand that more often than not… your boots are going to get wet!
Therefore, to dry your wet work boots:
We know it’s common sense, but please… never force your zip. It should always move freely up and down. If you do encounter resistance when zipping, gently slide backwards and re-zip making sure the teeth line up properly and always ensure your zip is all the way down before taking off or putting on your boot.
If you do find yourself with a few minutes on your hands, now and again, clean the zip to make sure it’s free from dirt and grit. We recommend using a wet, soft bristled brush but do not use a solvent.
Cheers all and stay safe,