If you wear muck boots for work, chances are you get them pretty dirty. After awhile, you'll also notice an odor developing. Proper cleaning is all that is needed to restore your boots back to a like-new condition.
Cleaning the Inside
Your first step in the cleaning process is to work on the inside of the boots. Get out a plastic spray bottle and fill it with 1 part water for every 1 part distilled vinegar. Screw the lid in place and give the bottle a shake to combine the two ingredients. Spray this solution inside the boots and then get out an old white rag and begin wiping from the inner toe all the way out to the heel of the boot. Next, roll a piece of newspaper in a ball and stuff it in the toe portion of the boot. Turn the boots upside down and set them in a cool dry place until they are completely free of moisture.
Cleaning the Outside
Since muck boots are made of rubber on the outside, you won't have any trouble cleaning them. Combine liquid dish soap with some warm water and use this mixture to wipe down the outer boot with a clean rag. If you have any stuck on dirt that doesn't come off easily, you can use a soft bristle cleaning brush to get it loose. Afterward, rinse the outer boots with a little water and set them aside to dry. It is important that the boots dry away from direct sunlight, as the sun can fade the color of the boots and lead to some deterioration over time.
Should you notice an odor coming from your muck boots after you've cleaned them, you need to take this final step to deodorize them. Fill the bottom of two socks with baking soda and set them inside your boots. Let them remain in the work boots overnight. Remove the socks the next morning and give each boot a shake over your trash can to get out any baking soda that may have escaped from the socks.
Keeping up with the above mentioned steps will not only keep your work boots clean, but it will also prolong their life. That means big savings in the long run, as you won't need to purchase a new pair as often.
For more information about the proper care of these boots, contact a local company.