The Timberland boot is one of the most iconic silhouette foot pieces that requires proper treatment and care. Since the Timberland boot is multi-seasonal, it can be worn in the spring, fall & winter, ultimately this will mean exposure to dirt, rain, and debris resulting in scuff marks. Our editorial will show you how to clean timberland boots to restore its look & quality.

While the original intention of the boot was to protect construction workers on site were going to take an educated guess that you use the boot to make a fashion statement and compliment your outfit, otherwise why else would you google “ How to clean Timberland Boots”? We know our audience are not construction workers nor do they care to clean their Timbs!
 

Our editorial includes

  • Video Tutorial showing you how to clean timberland Boots
  • Step by Step instructions to cleaning Suede Boots
  • Step by Step instructions to cleaning Leather Boots
  • Are Timberlands Waterproof?

 

Video Tutorial

To demonstrate how to clean timberland boots we have produced a video tutorial for you to follow. Most Boots will either be fully suede or fully leather, the timberlands featured in our video contains both fabrics, therefore we will show you how to clean them to ensure best results.

Step by Step instructions to cleaning Suede Boots

What is often referred to as suede due to the feel of the texture is NUBUCK leather and this requires a different care treatment process. Simply put Nubuck leather is suede that has been buffed and sanded to give it the suede finish.

Step 1 – Remove Laces from your timberland Boots
This ensures the whole boot will be cleaned properly without getting in the way

Step 2 – Gently Brush Away Dirt
Timberlands being a multi seasonal boot will inevitably mean exposure to dirt, brush this off before beginning the cleaning process. Timberland sell Dry Cleaning Kits which was created for Suede & Nubuck Boots. Focus on Darker Spots and stains.

Step 3 – Wipe Boots Down
Either using wipes or a slightly damp cloth gently wipe the surface area of your timberland boot with an emphasis on the areas which contains scuffs and marks

Step 4 – Apply your Boot Cleaner
We recommend purchasing a boot cleaner which has been specifically designed to clean Suede or Nubuck leather fabric. We advise against D I Y solutions.

Spray or apply the boot cleaner which will contain gentle foam soap, oil and conditioner, begin to gently scrub the surface of your boot with a cloth.

Your boot cleaner solution will come with instructions at the back so check if unsure. Keep one hand inside the boot as you work your way around it

Step 5 – Rinse/Wipe Down
After applying the boot cleaner you have the option to let it sit and dry or wipe down. We prefer you give it a once over wipe down with a lightly damp cloth. If you rinse, then ensure your not using too much water.

Step 6 – Let your Boots Dry
Hang your boots outside so they can dry and get ready for the last step

Step 7 – Buff your Boots
Here’s where most people go wrong, they do not buff their boots which after the drying process leaves the boots looking matted and unsmooth.

To restore its smooth look, take your brush and gently brush on the surface of your Timberland going in 1 direction for consistency throughout. This will return the boot back to its normal appearance.

 

Step by Step instructions to cleaning Leather Boots

Timberland have a range of boots and apart of that range will include fully leather boots which requires a specific cleaning process.

 

Step 1 – Remove Laces from your timberland Boots
This ensures the whole boot will be cleaned properly without getting in the way

Step 2 – Gently Brush Away Dirt
Timberlands being a multi seasonal boot will inevitably mean exposure to dirt, brush this off before beginning the cleaning process

Step 3 – Wipe Boots Down
Either using wipes or a slightly damp cloth gently wipe the surface area of your timberland boot with an emphasis or the areas which contains scuffs and marks

Step 4 – Apply Leather Boot Cleaner
After wiping boots with warm water or wipes we recommend you use a leather cleaner to give it the once over.

Shake the bottle or spray and work the leather cleaner into the surface area by rotating in a circular motion. Afterwards wipe the foam away using a clean absorbent cloth

Purchase your Leather Cleaner

Step 5 – Let your Boots Dry
Hang your boots outside so they can dry and get ready for the last step

Step 6 – Apply a Leather Conditioner/Protector

The best industry standard leather protectors will include a natural blend of oils and waxes, to prevent it from drying out, cracking, and fading. This will also ensure the boots regains its shine back with a polish after using the protector.

Purchase your leather Conditioner

 

Are Timberlands Waterproof?

For many people it may occur to question whether timberlands are waterproof to avoid any water damage during the cleaning process.

Therefore, to answer your question, yes Timberlands are waterproof as it pertains to water not entering your shoe, however they can show signs of water stains the older they get.

Timberland are known for creating High quality boots which go through a rigorous manufacturing process that sees their boots crafted with the finest leather and coated with waterproof functionalities to ensure consumers are protected in wet weather conditions.

We created a video and editorial which answered the question are timberlands waterproof?” in more detail.

 

Things to Remember

While we have focused on cleaning nubuck leather vs leather boots you will need to remember the following for both.

  • Always remove laces (Hand wash them or place in machine)
  • Brush Surface before starting work
  • Brush Soles
  • Always Air Dry
  • Buff your boots
  • Condition them to finish and restore look
  • Invest in a leather cleaner/conditioner

 

How to wear Timberland Boots

After cleaning your timberland boots the natural order of things is to style them in the best possible ways which is why we have created an editorial around the best ways on How to wear Timberland Boots.

 

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