How to Make Your Work Boots Last Longer

How to Make Your Work Boots Last Longer

A good pair of work boots are not cheap. Cheap work boots are not good. If you work under harsh conditions or in a dangerous work environment you need good quality work boots, especially if your employer requires you to wear steel toe boots. Higher quality work boots may cost a little more than regular boots, but you can be sure that they also last a lot longer; especially if you take good care of them. In this post we will teach you some of the best ways to take care of your boots and help make them last longer. 


Start With the Basics

If you are going to purchase or have already purchased a pair of good quality work boots then there’s one more thing you’ll need to buy, oil. Whether you have steel toe boots, composite toe boots, aluminum toe boots, or another type of work boots you’ll need to regularly oil them to keep them looking great and help them last longer.

There are quite a few oils out there and they all promise to do essentially the same thing. The best way to choose a good quality oil is to Google “Leather Boot Oil” and read some of the reviews. Find an oil that will give you the most bang for your buck.


Get a Brush

One of the cheapest tools you’ll need to help your boots last longer is a brush. Purchase a cheap plastic brush and use it to brush off dried dirt, mud, or excess grit. Always do this outside or over some newspaper so that you don’t make a mess all over your home. Make sure to never apply oil on work boots that have dirt on them.


Invest in a Boot Dryer

Buying a boot dryer is a lifetime investment. Boot dryers use heat, steam, or warm air to dry your boots overnight. This comes in handy when you have to work in wet rainy weather. If you invest on a good boot dryer it should last a couple of years (some last more than 10 years). Most good boot dryers cost somewhere from $45 to $100, although you can find some cheap knockoffs on eBay. You can purchase whichever one you like, but keep in mind that good quality isn’t cheap and cheap isn’t good quality.


Re-Sole Your Shoes When Necessary

Buying a good pair of work boots is an investment, which is why you’ll want to find a professional who is willing to keep your work boots going longer. We understand that you don’t want to spend a lot of new work boots every few months, which is why we advise you to find someone in your area who will repair and re-sole your work boots. The most important thing is that you trust the person who you are leaving your boots with and that you build a lasting relationship, especially since you’ll probably be bringing your work boots to this individual for years to come.


Additional Products

Here are some additional products you should consider purchasing when you buy work boots:

Work SocksIf you’re like everyone else, you want to be comfortable while you work. We offer work socks that are comfortable and keep your feet dry all day long.

Foot Soldier Foot Orthotics – To ensure that your boots are comfortable all day long and to prevent back and knee pain you should purchase foot orthotics. It provides the support you need for a long day of hard work and it also helps reduce foot pain.

Water Repellent – Water repellent creates a waterproof barrier that help keep your work boots dry even in the wettest conditions.


By purchasing a good quality pair of work boots and taking good care of them you can keep wearing them for a long time. Just remember, when it’s time to replace your boots find work boots worth investing in. 


We at Coastal Boot have top quality work boots and care products available at affordable prices. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 972-7627 to place an order over the phone or go to our website and place your order online.  


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