Blundstone boots cleaning guide

Make your Blundstones last a lifetime

Whichever pair of Blundstone boots you own, you’ll be wearing footwear that is designed to last. However, like all leather shoes and boots, ‘Blunnies’ need some TLC every now and again. That way, you will prolong the life of the boots and save money in the long run. So, take care of your Blundstone boots and let them age gracefully for a great pair of boots for years to come.

To keep your Blundstone boots in tip-top condition we’ve prepared a Blundstone Boots Cleaning Care Guide that shows you the best way to look after your boots. Whether suede, leather, nubuck or canvas, follow this care guide and keep them looking and feeling great, no matter how hard you treat them!


To clean your leather Blundstone boots, first remove any mud or dried dirt with a soft bristled brush and damp cloth and then leave to air dry. Don’t try to speed up the drying process by placing next to a radiator or fire as this will dry out the leather which could lead to the leather cracking.

When the boots are dry, apply a small amount of leather cleaner to a slightly damp cloth. Rub this in small circles all over the boot, paying special attention to any scuffs or worn areas.

Wipe away any lather or excess and allow to slowly air dry. When dry, dress the boots with a polish, cream or spray to protect your boots from further damage.


Use a suede brush to clean any muddy areas or any surface stains, always going with the grain of the suede to avoid damage.

Use a clean gum eraser or rubber to rub away any scuff marks and wipe clean to remove any bits of rubber left on the boot.

Now dampen the suede brush and pour a small amount of suede and leather cleaner onto the brush. Then use this to gently clean the suede. When finished, dab the boots dry with a towel and stuff with tissue or paper towels and leave to air dry away from direct sunlight or radiators and fires.

Once the boots are completely dry, you can then apply a water and stain repellent to avoid damage in the future.


To keep your nubuck boots looking their very best, use a nubuck cloth to remove any surface dirt. Then use a nubuck brush and gently brush all over in a circular motion making sure not to overwork any particular area.

Scuffs can be removed with a gum eraser or by applying a spray-on nubuck cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results. Try on a small hidden test area first.

Then, dab dry with a towel and allow to air dry away from direct heat. Once dry, you can apply a nubuck water and stain repellent to help prolong the life of your boots.


Scrub any patches of dirt with a soft bristled brush. An old toothbrush (minus any toothpaste) will work perfectly well.

Use either washing up liquid or a wash powder in warm water and gently scrub with a cloth or brush. Afterwards, when you’ve cleaned the entire boot, thoroughly rinse with clean cold water and then stuff your canvas boots with tissue or kitchen roll and leave to dry naturally away from direct heat sources.

Top tips from Blundstone to prolong the life of your boots

  • Never dry your boots in front of a fire or radiator
  • Store your boots away from direct sunlight
  • Use leather conditioner to keep them looking and feeling great
  • Use suede protector when your Blunnies are looking worn
  • If boots are exposed to chemicals, clean immediately. Even common substances such as milk and salt can cause damage to leather, so wipe and clean your boots straightaway to keep them looking at their best.

Hopefully, our Blundstone Boots Cleaning Care Guide will help prolong the life of your favourite Blundstone Boots.

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