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Keeping Your Dr Martens For Longer

By Chancey Lane

Because DMs are made from high-grade leather, they can really last you a lifetime, provided you take care of them. The fact that you can buy a vintage pair of 1960s Dr Martens is testament to this fact. Sometimes those vintage boots sell for more than the new ones do.

As soon as you get your new boots or shoes home take them out of the box and treat them with the Wonder Balm, which comes with every pair of leather Dr Martens. Rub the balm in well and repeat the process until the leather cannot absorb any more balm. The Wonder Balm was designed for the type of leather, which Dr Martens boots are made from, which is why it is the best product to use. You can only buy the balm from their website, so order a spare pot as soon as you can.

A pair of leather boots or shoes that have been waterproofed will last far longer than a pair that have not. When leather gets soaked it cracks as it dries, in time these tiny cracks expand and the boot begins to fall apart. Waterproofing your DMs will also protect the stitching. When the stitching gets wet, it can start to rot and fall apart.

Keeping an eye on the soles of your boots or shoes is important too. If you let the soles wear down to the point where the architecture of the base of the boot begins to wear away they will become un-repairable. Only a few cobblers can re-sole Dr Marten boots, because they use the AirWair sole system. Fortunately, there are cobblers who offer a postal service, details of which you can find on Dr Martens website. Also, get any loose stitching repaired immediately.

How you store your Dr Martens is important to their longevity. Do not store them near a heat source, such as a radiator. The heat will leach the natural oils out of the leather, causing it to harden and crack. Store them somewhere dry, damp leads to mould and the leather rotting.

If you rarely wear your Dr Martens, polish them before you put them away. Dust the inside of the boot with talcum powder to remove any sweat and keep odours to a minimum.

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Lane, Chancey "Keeping Your Dr Martens For Longer." Keeping Your Dr Martens For Longer. 13 Aug. 2010. 3 Dec 2014 <>.

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