Aussie Uggies Product Care

At the time of purchase, ugg boots from Aussie Uggies are not water proof. It is recommended you apply a sheepskin protector solution to make the material water resistant. Making your ugg boots water resistant before wearing means if by chance they get wet you are able to set them aside to dry naturally in a cool, ventilated space. Once completely dry you can scrub off any stains and you would need to re-apply sheepskin protector to make them water resistant once more.

INDEX
1. USING SHEEPKIN PROTECTOR
2. USING SHEEPSKIN SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
3. REMOVING STAINS FROM BOOTS
4. MAINTAINING YOUR BOOTS

1. USING SHEEPSKIN PROTECTOR
1.1 Apply our sheepskin protector solution before wearing for the first time. For best results, boots should be clean and dry before applying.
1.2 It is best to apply outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Shake protector, hold about 15cm away from boot, and spray boot evenly until sheepskin is wet (not soaked).
1.3 Let boots dry naturally (for at least 24 hours) in a cool, ventilated space. It is best to avoid direct sunlight or heat to dry naturally.
1.4 Once dry, use a gentle brush to lightly brush the nap in one direction to ensure your boots look as intended.

2. USING SHEEPSKIN SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
2.1 Use a gentle brush to brush away excess dirt or grime from your boots. Lightly dampen boots with clean water and a sponge.
2.2 Apply a cap full amount of sheepskin shampoo & conditioner to the wet sponge. Gently scrub the entire surface of your boot. When finished, use a clean, damp sponge to remove excess residue.
2.3 Stuff boots with paper or small towels to speed up the drying process and help maintain their shape.
2.4 Let boots dry naturally for at least 24 hours in a cool, ventilated space. Avoid direct sunlight or heat.
2.5 When boots are dry, repeat steps 1.1 to 1.4 with sheepskin protector to make your boots water resistant once more NOTE: Never use a washing machine or dry cleaner for your boots.

3. REMOVING STAINS FROM BOOTS
3.1 Oil, Grease, Food or Mud stains are best removed with chalk. It is recommended where possible to use a chalk colour similar to the colour of your boot however regular white chalk will suffice;
(a) Gently chalk up the affected area (don’t worry about colour for now).
(b) Leave your boots aside in a cool, ventilated space for 12 hours. This will allow for chalk to absorb and take away stain.
(c) Gently brush off excess chalk, however if chalk marks remain visible stop brushing and rub sheepskin on sheepskin together to restore boot colour. Continue this gently for a few minutes to remove all chalk marks, repeat entire process if stains are not completely removed.
3.2 Removing pen marks are generally best removed with an eraser.
(a) Gently rub the affected area with an eraser.
(b) If mark remains visible follow steps 2.1 to 2.4 with sheepskin shampoo & conditioner.
3.3 Rain spots sometimes referred to as ‘spotting’ can sometimes occur when boots come in contact with a few drops of water.
(a) Fold the footwear onto itself and rub sheepskin on sheepskin together to restore boot colour.
(b) If spotting persists try using sheepskin shampoo & conditioner in steps 2.1 to 2.4.
(c) To avoid rain spots it is best to make your boots water resistant following steps 1.1 to 1.4 with sheepskin protector.

4. MAINTAINING YOUR BOOTS
4.1 When not using your boots for longer periods of time give them a good clean with sheepskin shampoo & conditioner following steps 2.1 to 2.4. Leave boots stuffed with paper or small towels to keep shape until next use. Keep the away from dust and direct light over these extended periods.
4.2 Never pull on a loose thread if they occur. If there are excess threads, simply trim them down with a pair of fabric scissors. Ensure never to cut through a seam when trimming loose threads.
4.3 To avoid a toe burst or blowout (where a hole occurs at the top end where your big toe is) Ensure your boots are still your correct size from previous use and ensure your toe nails are clipped and maintained for ugg boot wear.
4.4 Avoid where possible deep snow or puddles. While our hiking soles are designed for outdoor use, sheepskin boots are not water proof and may become saturated from deep snow or puddles. If this happens, allow them to dry naturally in a cool, ventilated space. Refer to removing stains step 3.3 for any marks that may occur.