Our boots are high quality and durable gumboots that will remain in good condition over time. However, to ensure you maximise the number of Merry Adventures you partake in we’ve put together some care instructions for you.
We recommend you leave your boots indoors, so they’re not exposed to direct sunlight all of the time. Natural rubber is a softer material (and we have dyed the rubber from its natural state), so storing them inside will ensure your boots do not fade or crack over time.
To keep your boots clean, wipe them down with a cloth and warm water. You can clean the neoprene lining on the bobbi boot with a mild soap, warm water and a cloth. Baby wipes are also really effective! (You can scrub the pink neoprene on the beetroot boots with some soap and a tough textured cloth).
Our wellies are designed to be a fashionable lifestyle boot - to keep our fashionable design they do not have a super thick thread. The rubber may be slippery on particular surfaces, for example, polished concrete, ice & wet wood - so please take care. You can purchase a product called ’traction spray’ (from your local hardware store) if you require more grip on your boots. Merry People boots have not been designed to be work or safety boots. They do not have any safety or non-slip accreditations.
In the unlikely circumstance that your gumboots bloom i.e. have the appearance of white chalky marks; a quick and easy solution is applying a generous amount of dishwashing liquid to your boots and leaving them overnight. Repeat this twice and the marks should disappear. This can happen to natural rubber material. Natural rubber is elastic, flexible and waterproof however needs that little bit of extra care.
If this doesn't work, you can also purchase a product called silicon spray from the hardware store. This will add more moisture to the rubber and should make the blooming disappear.
If the marks do not disappear please don’t hesitate to contact our support team: email@example.com.
We recommend you leave your boots indoors if possible - as the constant exposure to the weather can dry your boots out (and overtime may result in cracks.)
Keeping your boots clean and applying a silicon spray regularly will help add moisture to your boots and help prevent cracking.
Removing your boots
We recommend that you use your hands or a shoehorn when removing your boots. This will help to avoid putting continual pressure on the sole of the shoe.
If something does happen to your boots that you think might be our manufacturing fault. We want to hear about it. Send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org