Before you remove the boots for summer storage in the closet, you must clean them from dirt and dust. Wash them with a soft sponge or cloth under running water using soap or powder (if the Shoe leather), clean out of the soles of various kinds of debris and pebbles. In any case, do not use a stiff brush and metal trowel, otherwise you will spoil the surface of the Shoe. After all the dirt is removed, wipe the boots with a damp and soft cloth.
Boots made of suede or suede should be cleaned with a special brush made of wire, this can be purchased at almost any Shoe store. If by the end of the season they appeared worn, you can remove them if you RUB these places with sandpaper (fine), and then hold it under a strong jet of steam.
Suede is one of the most impractical, it gets dirty quickly and solidifies. But it can lead. To do this, prepare the following solution: mix in a liter of water three tablespoons of vinegar. Dampen a soft cloth in the prepared solution and wipe suede boots. After drying, they will take quite a normal appearance. Grease stains on the Shoe easy to remove with gasoline.
If the shoes soaked in an unpleasant smell of sweat is to get rid of it before storing boots for a long storage. To do this, dissolve a few (10 pieces) crystals of potassium permanganate in a liter of warm water. Soak a rag or cotton ball in the prepared solution and carefully wipe the boots from the inside. You can also wipe the inside of the shoes with a solution of hydrogen peroxide.
After the boots are clean of dirt and dust, they should be thoroughly dried at room temperature, avoiding exposure of the heating devices (heater, blower, battery). Next, carefully RUB the shoes with a fat cream.
To boots has not lost its original form, you'll need heavy paper or old newspaper, which is tightly to fill the inner part of the Shoe and fasten the lock. Now you can safely put the boots in a cardboard box (in any case not in plastic bag or plastic container) and sent to wardrobe for summer hibernation. Do not interfere, and funds from the moth, which should be put inside or next to the shoes.