One of the most popular footwear brands, Timberland boots has become over the last decade one of the most recognizable in cities around the world. Although resistance is one of its distinctive elements, Timberland can be stained or soiled like any other boot or shoe and needs cleaning and maintenance.
While the Timberland were designed in the image of reliable and durable work shoes, they have long been incorporated into casual and urban looks of all types of sectors. In any case, proper care of your boots will extend its life.
Tricks and Cleaning Tips
Prevention is the first essential element in this aspect. Timberland has a range of specific products such as the waxed leather protector or Proofer XL multipurpose protector that helps prevent stains and keep shoe surfaces clean. You can also use other protectors like Lacrosse waterproof spray, which can be used in different fabrics, including Gore-Tex.
It is essential that you produce sure your Timberland is completely clean before applying these products. Spread the protector evenly over the entire surface of the boot. Wipe the excess liquid with a damp cloth and let your boots dry for several hours. Once they are dry, use the brush to smooth the fabric.
Even taking these precautions will require a thorough cleaning periodically.
Start by removing dirt and debris. Run a brush or towel to each boot to extract the most superficial debris. Do not forget the bottom, as in the soles accumulate mud, gravel, and dirt that the same relief of the boot helps to eliminate.
Timberland offers specifically designed brushes for your boots in stores and on their website. Brushes are preferable to rags and wet towels, as they more efficiently access voids and cracks. Of course, it is not recommended to use them on skin surfaces where they can cause scratches or marks.
Most Timberland products are suitable for the washing machine. Keep in mind that if they are filthy, it may be best to wash them separately so as not to dirty the clothes. In any case, always check the label to make sure your shoe can be machine washed.
It is vital that you remove the cords before a thorough cleaning. You should wash them by hand with warm water and soap. Soak them in warm water and then let them air dry.
Erase any scratches or marks with an eraser. You can rub the marks and scratches with the rubber until they disappear so that you do not cause your boots to wear out. Brush after any remaining rubber residue.
To remove stains from the boot, use a brush over the dry dirt. Then pass a cleaning bar or other similar product from side to side through the stained area. Use the brush or a sponge to match the boot. Repeat this procedure as often as necessary to get the boots completely clean.
Some products require special care as they are made from more delicate materials. Timberland boots can be suede, nubuck, Gore-Tex or leather, for example.
The models of ante and nubuck can be cleaned in the same way. Uses a cleaning product with abundant foam for the cleaning of leather and nubuck boots.
Timberland has a product to clean and protect the boots of nubuck and suede, called “Renewbuck.” You can also use generic products from other brands, which are usually cheaper, but in that case, make sure they are compatible with the material and color of your boots.
Cleaning boots with leather areas require specialized leather cleaning products that often contain reinforcements for color. To clean Timberland leather boots, only use specialized products for this fabric. Usually, you will find them in cream or liquid. Most leather or leather cleaners include in the pack with a soft sponge or an applicator to extend the cleansing formula into the boot. Timberland has a leather cleaning gel called “Boot Willow.” For stubborn dark spots on leather, you can also use baking soda.
Leave the boots dry after applying any product, preferably outdoors, and away from any source of heat too intense, which may damage the glue and adhesives of your boots.