Referring to the manufacturer's guidelines for your specific boots is always a good idea, but these tips will help your boots last longer, be more comfortable to wear, and be much more effective on the field. Click the link or read below.
Rugby Boots Care Suggestions
- Tighten studs before your first wear - they can come loose in the packing and shipping process!
- Remove dirt with a damp cloth or soft brush.
- Once cleaned, stuff boots with newspaper which is highly absorbent. Then leave to dry naturally at room temperature.
- Scuffs and marks on your rugby boots come with the territory. You can treat your boots with Dubbin, Creams and Leather Colouring.
- Untie laces before removing the boot. Do not kick them off at the heel.
- Keep laces untied when not in use. This prevents them from hardening which leads to fraying and snapping when tightened.
- Do not use the specific sole type of your boots on the wrong surface. This will not only damage your boots but could also lead to injury to yourself.
Soft Ground Boots: Designed specifically for play on soft natural surfaces.
Firm Ground Boots: Designed for firm natural surfaces and synthetic 4G pitches.
- Do not leave dirty boots in a bag for long periods of time. This can lead to stitches rotting, mold forming, and bad odor which is very hard to remove. It can also damage the build quality of the boots.
- Do not dry boots near radiators or fire places. Heat causes the material to harden and boots to become stiff which makes them far more likely to rip. It also deteriorates the adhesives holding the boot together and can lead to the soleplate warping.