Cleaning the shoes after an hiking, whether daily or multi-day, and storing them in the correct way when they aren’t used allows you to prolong the life of the product and always keep it performing for your next adventures.

Here you are our tips on the cleaning and care of the shoes:



Boots should be thoroughly aired out and dried after every use; Don’t forget this step on multi-day treks.

Shoes must be cleaned regularly with specific products, whatever the use or conditions in which they are used.



Take out the footbeds and open the lacing wide and remove the laces to clean all hidden edges and corners.
Wash the laces with water.
Allow the footbeds to air.

removing the red laces from the shoes red laces are dipping into the water tub removing the sole from the shoes

Clean the shoes with warm water and a brush to remove dirt before applying any other product. Remove the excessive water with a dry cloth.

In areas with water with high calcium content we recommend using distilled water for cleaning.

cleaning the shoes with warm water removing the dirt from the shoes bottom drying the shoes with the dry cloth

Use a specialized cleaning product for the hiking boots: Asolo Cleaner 

After cleaning your boots, apply a water-proofing impregnation spray while they are still slightly damp. The boots leather pores are wide open while they are damp and that allows the impregnation treatment to penetrate deeply into the leather.

pplying a water-proofing impregnation spray boots leather pores are wide open

Carefully using a hair dryer to blow warm air on the boots will improve the creme’s ability to penetrate the leather’s pores. Anyway, if possible, we suggest to let the boots dry on open-air, without using other tools.
When the shoes will be fully dried, put the footbeds back on and the laces as well.

packing the shoes back and putting the sole into the shoes binding the laces of the shoes

Additional tips:

Even textiles used in your boots should be regularly impregnated to improve their ability to withstand water absorption or the adherence of dirt.

Clean the lining: if a leather lining, it should be treated from time to time with a special leather care lotion, if Gore-Tex lining, it requires no special care although it can be washed occasionally with warm water and a gentle soap.



It is suggested to store the boots in a shoe bag or shoe box in a dry, well-ventilated area.

If your boots are still damp inside, you can also stuff them with newspaper to help them soak up moisture and keep their shape.




 The application of oils and greases is not recommended because they turn the leather very soft and make it virtually waterproof, the boot loses stability and strength.

 Never store your boots in a damp room since the boots could begin to mold.

 Avoid storing in a hot place, e.g. in the direct sun, near a radiator and never in the trunk of a car.

 Never wash leather shoes or boots in the washing machine. The mechanics of the wash cycle along with the high temperatures can wash out leather pigments, damage the upper materials, and loosen cementing, which will irreparably destroy the boot.

 Never allow boots to dry next to the heater or near an oven. Wet leather burns very easily: this can often result in irreparable fissures in the leather where it creases during walking. Even hooks and rivets can be pulled askew during the process.

 Acids, petrol and manure impact the outsole materials and cements particularly hard. A degradation process can begin that can destroy your ASOLO boots. Try to avoid contact with these substances, and be sure to thoroughly clean your boots if you do come in contact with these substances.



Look at the video to look the whole cleaning process: 

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