Mondo Leather Boots – Sloane Leather Boots – Ranger Leather Boots – Matador Leather Boots
Congratulations on selecting Welligogs Waterproof and Breathable Country boots. In order for you to get maximum satisfaction you need to treat them as you would any other leather footwear, in particular as these boots will be worn in wet muddy areas more than normal boots it is recommended you follow these tips:
- We recommend you continually apply a neutral leather wax or balm cream to the shiny lower brown leather, this will stop the leather drying out and also reduce and remove light scuffing when it occurs. Use this regularly or whenever you notice the leather drying out or after use in wetlands and muddy fields. You cannot apply too frequently.
- As these boots are already have waterproof membrane you need not use a waterproofing product on the leather.
- It is also best to use cream rather than spray. Cream will allow a thicker coat and will penetrate deeper as it is rubbed in when applied, spray tends to stay on surface and not penetrate.
- You do not need to apply the same cream to the Tumbledown (matte finish) leg leather – keep in mind if you do apply to the Tumbledown you will darken the colour of this leather and send it shiny so this is not recommended (once done this cannot be reversed) you can purchase a special nu-buck cleaner that dries without darkening.
- Normal washing on any part of the leather with a small amount of washing up liquid and clean water will be adequate to remove dirty marks, use of a scrubbing brush gently on any part of the boots is OK to remove heavy soiling.
- Do not dry your boots in front of heaters or fires but allow to dry naturally standing upright.
- Use a boot tree to avoid folding or collapse of the boot leg when not being worn. You can make your own boot support by cutting and rolling up sections of cardboard box about 30cm long to form a leg to insert into the boots, do this wide enough to fill the ankle section of the boot so it retains it’s shape.
- Caution: On the SLOANE LEATHER BOOT the leather drawstring at top is for appearance only, if the cord is pulled against the leather collar the opposite direction to which it feeds out of the collar it could tear, it is not necessary to tighten this so it is not recommended.
- Caution: On the RANGER LEATHER BOOT the lower buckle is riveted into place so it cannot be tightened, this lower buckle and strap is for appearance only and it should not be freed and tightened as it will cause the instep of the boot to fold and can cause discomfort to the wearer. If this is done you will void the warranty on the boot. Ranger boot is waterproof to the bottom of the rear gusset only.
Your boots are a practical waterproof, fashionable recreational product, the main use is as a walking country boot, walking through puddles , streams and muddy fields are all fine , you can use them for limited recreational riding but they are not meant as a alternative to heavy duty muck out stable boots or full time riding boots . They are also not meant as farm boots or other waterproof footwear like rubber wellingtons (in other words continually submerged in water), if used for these purposes the warranty is void.
We guarantee the use of our leather boots as waterproof for a period of 6 months from date of purchase only (see Warranty Page)
Only you can determine how the boots will look and wear depending on how you care for the product during use.
We hope you enjoy your Welligogs.
Patterned Wellington Boots
We no longer sell rubber wellingtons, so no warranty applies.
Waxed Cotton Coats – Care Instructions
Due to the nature of a waxed cotton textile, it is not possible to clean it in the normal way ie. washing in detergent or dry cleaning.
Please read the following tips to help:
Louise – Zoe – Tina Ranges – Traditional Full English Wax Fabric
- If soiled sponge down outer fabric with luke warm water – you can use a clean brush lightly on the fabric to remove any dirt
- Hang coat in a dry , non humid ventilated area and let dry naturally
- You can purchase a rewaxing product in a spray can or a rub in cream. Keep in mind if you use the cream it may cause patches unless you do the whole garment where with the spray you will probably blend it in much easier when only doing sections of the garment.
- NOTE: With all waxed cotton garments the fabric is waterproof but the stitched seams are not – the stitched seams can allow in water to a degree depending on strength of the rain shower as the fabric is peirced during manufacture proccess – every coat is a little bit different to the last as each machinist sewing will use different tensions in the way they handle the fabric during construction. The seam areas can be sprayed with wax spray – this will clog up the stitching holes and stop water penetration . We have found this to very effective in making the coats much more water resistant. If you decide to apply the wax spray it is best to start drenching the seams but then blend outwards away from the seam to finish with a light coating , this will allow the wax to dry without causing a visible water mark line.
- Rewax any visible worn areas (sleeve creases) or areas showing signs of drying out and all seamwork.
- You can wash the corduroy fabric on the collar and sleeve cuffs with detergent and also a light scrubbing brush then rinse off with clean water and allow to dry – resist allowing detergent to spread to the waxed fabric
- Only use re-waxing spray on traditional full English wax coats and jackets to improve the effects of ageing of the fabric
- Harriet range – If you have purchased a “Millerain Sahara new age modern wax fabric ” like our Harriet range only use Waterproofer spray on this product NOT the re-waxing spray. This product can be machine washed using cold water or up to 30 degrees only.
- NOTE: As with waxed cotton garments the fabric is waterproof but the stitched seams are not – the stitched seams can allow in water to a degree depending on strength of the rain shower as the fabric is pierced during manufacture process – every coat is a little bit different to the last as each machinist sewing will use different tensions in the way they handle the fabric during construction. The seam areas can be sprayed with Waterproofer spray – this will clog up the stitching holes and stop water penetration . We have found this to very effective in making the coats much more water resistant. If you decide to apply the Waterproofer spray it is best to start drenching the seams but then blend outwards away from the seam to finish with a light coating , this will allow the wax to dry without causing a visible water mark line.
It is important that you do not do the following:
- Use Hot Water.
- Use detergent on the waxed fabric.
- Dry Clean.
- Use Starch or Iron.
- Use artificial heat or naked flame to dry the garment.