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For Dubarry Galway and Kildare Boots
The leather used by Dubarry for our Outdoor boots is specially treated. Impregnated with Mirapel 100 from Pittards, UK, this leather therefore absorbs less moisture, and requires 70% less time to dry compared to other leather types. Mirapel also ensures that your Dubarry boots will always be soft and supple. A little maintenance is required and provides a longer lifespan for your Dubarry boots. The leather used for the Dubarry boots is the full cow hide with all its naturally occuring imperfections, providing the boots with a rugged ‘worn’ look.
Cleaning the leather
Heavy mud and dirt can be removed initially under the tap with water and a brush. Make sure that manure and other farmyard substances are well rinsed off immediately . The same applies for seawater and/or salt.
Drying the leather
Allow the boots to dry naturally before any further treatment. Do not use artificial heat. For best results air dry for a minimum of 48 hours.
Protecting the leather
All leather needs care. Make sure the leather is cleaned and dried properly before using any conditioner. The mahogany leather needs to be treated with Dubarry/Oakwood Leather Cream tube or a colourless leather conditioner. Special attention should be paid to the flex point on the toe.
The ‘rougher’ leather of the boot leg (all brown calf- and full length boots) hardly needs any protection. Conditioner will make the leather darker and shiny. If you use another protector spray, ensure that is approved by Gore-tex®. Any other silicon spray will cause a film to form on the leather and block the pores.
Dubarry boots and Gore-tex®
One of the key features of Dubarry boots is the Gore-tex® inner lining. The Gore-tex® membrane makes the boot 100% waterproof and allows your feet to breathe. To ensure the breathability it is recommended to clean the Dubarry boots (both in and outside) with a gentle non-detergent soap. Rinse well afterwards. Use only leather care products that are approved by Gore-tex or Dubarry. These products contain less grease and oil and allow the leather and membrane to breathe.
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The leather used by Dubarry for its Marine Collection is specially treated. Impregnated with WR100 Mirapel from Pittards UK, this leather absorbs less moisture, and requires 70% less time to dry compared with other leather types. WR100 Mirapel also ensures that your Dubarry footwear will always be soft and supple. A little maintenance is required and provides a longer lifespan for your Dubarry boots and shoes.
Cleaning the leather
Salt water and dirt can be removed initially under the tap with water and a brush. Make sure seawater, salt and any dirt is well rinsed off. In the case of Gore-tex lining it is advised to clean the inside of the boot or shoe with water and a soft non-detergent soap I order to remove salt and perspiration. Wipe well afterwards. The outside of the boots or shoes should be washed thoroughly with warm soapy (non-detergent) water.
Rinse well afterwards.
Drying the leather
Allow the footwear to dry naturally before any further treatment. Do not use any artificial heat. For best results air dry for a minimum of 48 hours.
Protecting the leather
All leather needs care. Make sure the leather is cleaned and dried properly as outlined above using the Dubarry Shoe Care Products available on this site. If you are not sure which care products you should be using please refer to the ‘Which care Product’ section.
For the country boots use Dubarry Leather Cream as directed in the country boot care section.
Marine Shoes and Boots (and Country Shoes)
To learn which care products are recommended for a particular style of boot or shoe, simply find the product in our online catalogue and click on ‘more details’. The care product code will indicate which product to use.
Before any treatment, make sure that the leather is cleaned and dried properly as outlined in the care section above.
Dubarry Footwear Cleaner: (Care product code: CP46)
The first part of the jigsaw is made up of a scrub cleaner, which is developed using skin care technology. It contains a light beaded material, which will aid in the removal of dirt and other residues. It leaves the footwear in prime condition ready for proofing and conditioning.
Dubarry Footwear Conditioner: (Care Product Code: CP47)
This product is water based and a fluorochemical. It is of particular benefit to smooth and full grain leathers. It will condition the leather, bringing it back to that new look, but it will also offer water repellence and high levels of oil and stain resistance.
Dubarry Footwear Protector Spray: (Care Product Code: CP48)
This is the world’s first water based fluorochemical spray for footwear and is unique to Dubarry with a patent pending. The spray will offer a high resistance to oil and stains whilst restoring a water repellent finish.
The Suede Coloring
The suede used is dyed after tanning to obtain the rich colors of the finished garments. Dark colors are likely to transfer to lighter clothing on prolonged contact. To minimize this, we recommend the following procedure:
Taking care of your suede
Exposure to the sunlight affects the color of suede. Do not leave your garment in the car exposed to the sun.
Preferably use a shaped or wooden coat-hanger to keep the garment in shape.
Suede needs to breathe, so if you are covering your garment, use a cotton bag rather than a plastic cover.
Perspiration can mark and dry the suede.
Cleaning your suede
Greasiness and make-up stains on collars, cuffs and pockets can be carefully cleaned with a soft brush or leather gum.
We do not recommend dry cleaning as this may discolor and fade garments. If you must dry clean the suede, leave the cleaning of your garment to a professional dry cleaner that specializes in leather and suede. Remember to clean both items of a suit as a slight change of color will occur.
All care instructions have been tried and tested, however no liability can be taken for any damage that may be caused through the above procedures.