How to Take Care of Your Gumboots

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How to Take Care of Your Gumboots - Merry People

With a bit of love, your Merry People gumboots will stay merry for years!

Merry People boots are high quality, durable, and built to last for years - but all good things need a bit of love.  To make it easier for you to care for your boots, we’ve rounded up all our easy care tips to help you keep your boots in great condition, allowing you to partake in merry adventures for years!



Merry People boots are made with natural rubber, a softer material that can fade and crack with excessive sun exposure. As such, we recommend you store your boots indoors so they’re not exposed to direct sunlight all of the time. Save the sunlight for your merry adventures!



Water inside your boots? Stuff the boots with newspaper, then place the boots upside down in a warm place. After 24 hours, remove the newspaper & repeat the process if needed until dry. 



To keep your boots clean, look no further than our trusty Care Kit. Filled with rubber-loving accessories - a micro-fibre cloth, rubber boot treatment spray and sponge, this kit will help to preserve the life span of your boots. Simply clean, treat, shine and off you go! 


As mentioned above, we recommend storing your boots indoors if possible. Constant exposure to the weather can dry your boots out, which over time may result in cracks.  

Keeping your boots clean and applying a silicon spray regularly will help add moisture to your boots and help prevent cracking. 



We recommend that you use your hands or a shoehorn when removing your Bobbi boots. This will help to avoid putting continual pressure on the sole of the shoe. 



Our gumboots are designed to be a fashionable lifestyle boot; they are not designed to be a work or safety boot and do not have any safety or non-slip accreditations. 

As such, the rubber tread may be slippery on particular surfaces, for example polished concrete, ice, and wet wood - so please take care.  If you require extra grip on your boots, we recommend a product called “traction spray",  available at most local hardware stores.  

If something does happen to your boots that you think might be our manufacturing fault, we want to hear about it. Please contact us at


Stay Merry everyone! xx

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