It is finally fall, and you know what that means- time to break out the Timberlands! Whether you are wearing them for a hike, or just for a casual day out, Timberlands are a great fall accessory. But, like all shoes, they can get dirty. Here is a guide on how to clean your Timberlands, so you can keep them looking great all season long.
Tools and Materials Needed
To clean your Timberlands, you will need:
- A toothbrush
- A bowl
- A mild soap
- A clean cloth
- A shoe brush (optional)
Step 1: Remove the Laces
The first step is to remove the laces from your Timberlands. This will make it easier to clean the entire shoe, and it will also help the laces last longer. Put the laces in a safe place where they will not get lost, and set them aside for now.
Step 2: Brush Off Any Dirt or Debris
Once the laces are removed, take a look at your Timberlands. If they are particularly dirty, you may want to use a shoe brush to brush off any dirt or debris. If they are not too dirty, you can skip this step.
Step 3: Make a Soap Solution
In a bowl, mix together a mild soap and some water to create a soap solution. You do not want to use too much soap, as this can damage the leather.
Step 4: Clean the Outside of the Shoe
Dip your toothbrush into the soap solution, and then use it to clean the outside of the shoe. Be sure to pay attention to the stitching, as this can often collect dirt. Once you are finished, use a clean cloth to wipe away any soap residue.
Step 5: Clean the Inside of the Shoe
The inside of the shoe can often be forgotten, but it is just as important to clean it as the outside. Dip your cloth into the soap solution, and then use it to wipe down the inside of the shoe. Be sure to pay attention to the tongue, as this can often be missed.
Step 6: Let the Shoes Air Dry
Once you have finished cleaning the shoes, let them air dry. Do not put the laces back in until the shoes are completely dry, as this can cause the shoes to mildew.
And there you have it! A guide on how to clean your Timberlands. Following these steps will help keep your Timberlands looking great all season long.