June 6, 2023


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UGG Boots: Care Tips and Tricks

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How to Clean Ugg Boots - In-Depth Guide with Tips & FAQs

UGGs have gone down the runway with Jimmy Choo and seen collaborations with Swarovski, Heron Preston, Kith, and even Jeremy Scott. 

Despite its many high-end collaborations, the UGG brand is largely synonymous with early Y2K fashion. Nevertheless, it continues to make its mark today, with sales reaching as high as 871.8 million US Dollars as of 2020 across women’s, children’s and men’s UGG boots categories. 

These are a pair of sheepskin boots. So how exactly does one care for them, so they last a long time? 

Read ahead to find the best care tips and tricks. 

What materials are used to produce UGGs?

The classic UGG boots are made of Grade-A Twinface sheepskin. They have natural wool lining woven onto a durable foundation for the signature fuzzy inner sole. 

UGG never uses Sheepskin which was raised only for skin. They only partner with farmers that follow animal welfare rules, which forbid animal cruelty and improper sourcing. The Sheepskin is a byproduct, lessening the environmental impact of the surplus from the animal husbandry business.

In the women’s and men’s UGG boots category, UGG also offers unique designs such as Chelsea boots, trainers, and snow boots. These variants are not made of Sheepskin.

Best way to clean UGG boots?

Unlike leather or canvas, Sheepskin can be difficult to clean, but one can readily freshen it up at home with some care.

Minimize Staining

Accidental staining can leave permanent marks on Sheepskin. It is, therefore, absolutely imperative to use a sheepskin protectant on a pair of UGGs. 

Protectants can help avoid staining altogether and make it easier to clean the boots.

Brush Regularly

After long time use, even UGGs can start to look a little drab. No worries! The suede and fur lining will need a good brushing, and they can stay looking as good as new for a long time. 

Make sure to brush in one direction to keep the boots looking soft, fluffy and uniform.

Instructions for Occasional Cleaning

Cleaning is an occasional deal for sheepskin UGG boots. They are delicate and cannot endure the regular cleaning that one may associate with canvas. 

If necessary, preferably send the shoes to the dry cleaners. 

However, to give them a good clean at home, follow the instruction given below:

  1. Put the UGGs in a washing bag and wash them with other linen to keep the spin soft.
  2. Use only perfume- and dye-free detergent on the cool, gentle spin setting.
  3. Take them out of the machine immediately after the cycle is over. Do not allow them to sit in the washing machine.
  4. Fluff the insides up and put it away to air dry. Return occasionally to fluff the insides as needed. Avoid direct sunlight.
  5. Once dry, use a brush in a single direction for the signature fuzzy and uniform look.

Care products for UGGs

Here are some care products that keep UGGs looking fresh and new. 

  • All Gender Boot Guard
  • All Gender Care Kit (Includes a bamboo handle brush, Protector, suede scuff eraser, Cleaner & Conditioner, Shoe Renew freshener)
  • UGG shoe refreshers (deodorizer balls) 

Summing Up

This article has summarized every way one can protect their favourite pair of UGGs to avoid the need for a wash. 

In case they require cleaning, it can be done gently using the tips mentioned above.

Although it is categorized as casual wear, UGGs require much care. It will be helpful to keep these instructions in mind when cleaning the next pair of UGGs!

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