Posted on February 23, 2014
A few years ago, my niece desperately wanted a pair of Uggs. I briefly thought about deviating from our traditional Christmas gift of putting money into her college fund and instead buying her a pair. That was until I figured out that the pair she wanted cost nearly $200. So if you own a pair of Uggs, then you know they are not merely a pair of boots; they are actually an investment. And as with any investment, you should take good care of them.
According to Wikipedia.org, Ugg boots originated from Australia and were initially designed as utilitarian footwear worn for warmth. Today they are worn with everything from sweat pants and jeans to skirts. But still most people continue to wear them in the colder months, especially in inclement weather. That snow, slush, and salt they’ve been exposed to can cause lasting damage if they are put away before being cleaned – properly. If you are ready to retire your Uggs for the season, please don’t throw them into your washing machine before putting them away. They are made of sheepskin and need to be handled rather delicately. Here is the process we use to clean Uggs:
• We hand clean each boot using only Sanitone approved suede booster and conditioner
• After cleaning, they are stuffed to retain their shape while drying
• We allow them to dry naturally in a climate controlled environment
• After they are dry, we revive the luster and stain repellency of the boots
• Finally they are deodorized, stuffed, and made ready for pick up
• It takes roughly one week for us to complete the cleaning process
If you have any questions on how to care for your Uggs, please contact us on our Facebook page. We are here to help.