If you are an avid motorcycle rider, then it goes without saying that you own a pair of motorcycle boots. About 80% of motorcycle accidents results to leg injuries. This is the reason why it is just reasonable for you to have your own pair of motorcycle boots. These boots keep your legs safe. Aside from this, you also get to make your own personal statement with your own motorcycle boot style. Having a great pair of motorcycle boots can be your very own lifesaver which makes it very important for you to preserve the life spans of your boots to make them last longer. If you own a pair of men’s Harley Davidson boots, here are some tips you can follow to care for them and make them last longer.
As a rider, you get exposed to the open environment with your boots also exposed to the same elements of nature such as rain or snow. Your boots are also vulnerable to water puddles and wet grass. In order to prolong the lifespan of your boots, make sure you allow your boots to dry the proper way. Don’t dry them using a hairdryer because it will only make the leather of the boots to become stiff. Dry your boot by providing enough air circulation without so much heat.
Boot manufacturers already know that the boots they make are exposed to water and thus have included some sort of waterproofing system in their boots. While this may be true, it is still important to upkeep the waterproofing system that the manufacturer has placed in your pair of men’s Harley Davidson boots. Make sure though that the method you will use to upkeep the waterproofing of your boot does not clash with the way the manufacturer has designed to be. When you have this in check, ensure that your boots are clean and dry before doing the actual waterproofing. The most basic waterproofing materials include beeswax, lanoline, petroleum jelly, and silicone oil as these materials fill in the pores of the leather so that water will not be able to penetrate them. However, you must reapply these materials frequently since these become liquid at room temperatures.
Wax is the best option you can take to permanently waterproof your boots. Waxes with solvents have the advantage over other forms of waterproofing since the solvents prevent the wax from turning into liquid. Therefore, they permanently fill in the pores of the boots. To ensure that you will get the most out of your waterproofing treatment, remove the factory-waterproofing treatment first before applying wax to the leather. Doing so will enable the boot to retain the wax better. To remove the factory waterproofing, you can use a brush with a mild detergent and allow your boots to dry. After you have done this, then you can apply your own waterproofing choice.
Having waterproofs is really important when you hit the road with your motorcycles. It keeps the water out, resulting to more comfort for the wearer.