Mukluks and Hopeboots are made from leather pelts. They have some natural impermeability. Before shipping, we treat them with bear grease, which really increases their impermeability. However, we recommend a waterproofing-treatment once or twice a year.
Use a silicone-based product to protect your boots from salt, water, and slushy snow. Use this treatment on leather only. This avoids damaging the fur and the braiding.
You can hand wash the fur using a mild soap and warm water. Delicately rub the fur until you see that it is clean.
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