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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR DR. MARTENS WITH DUBBIN WAX

THE BOOT DOCTOR SAYS: OUR DUBBIN WILL REVIVE ANY WAXED OR OILED LEATHER — USE TO CLEAN WELL-WORN DOCS OR ENSURE BOX-FRESH PROTECTION.

Even the most rugged DM’s boots need a little love and care from time to time. Our Dubbin Wax rejuvenates and protects your shoes and boots to keep them kicking. Use it on waxed or oiled leathers to provide a water-resistant coating.

Please note Dubbin is a non-vegan product and is not suitable for use on vegan Docs.

Here’s how to apply it — in four easy steps — with a few tips from the Dr. Martens Boot Doctor. Check out our full video at the bottom of the page.

BOOT DOCTOR TIP: GOOD TIMES CAN TAKE A TOLL ON YOUR BOOTS — LOOK AFTER THEM AND THEY’LL LOOK AFTER YOU

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Step 1: YOUR SHOE CARE KIT

Find a table or a patch of floor that can stand to get a little bit wet or muddy. Even if your shoes are fresh as a daisy, we’d still avoid the carpet. You’ll need your tin of Dubbin Wax, a couple of cloths and a bowl of water.
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Step 2: REMOVE DIRT

If you’re working with boots that have been working hard, they might need a quick clean before you pick up the Dubbin. Remove any laces to clean separately, and use a damp cloth to wipe off any mud and dirt from the leather and soles.
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BOOT DOCTOR TIP: IF YOUR BOOTS HAVE LIVED A LITTLE, BANG THEM TOGETHER TO REMOVE ANY EXCESS MUD FIRST

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Step 3: GET GREASY

Use a clean cloth to scoop up some Dubbin and apply generously all over the boot or shoe — make sure you really work it into the seams. Your footwear will look shiny when the Dubbin is fresh, but will matte down as the wax dries. Sit back and wait
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BOOT DOCTOR TIP: DUBBIN CAN TAKE A WHILE TO DRY. WHY NOT MAKE THE MOST OF THE WAIT AND TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK AFTER ANY OTHER WELL-WORN DOCS YOU MIGHT BE HIDING IN THE WARDROBE

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Step 4: FINISH UP

Once your boots or shoes have dried, you can re-lace them. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take advantage of the spring clean and try out a fresh pair of laces? Finish with a few sprays of Dr. Martens Ultra Protector Spray to preserve all your hard work for even longer.
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BOOT DOCTOR TIP: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH DUBBIN. APPLY WHENEVER YOUR DM’S ARE LOOKING A LITTLE WORN

DR. MARTENS DUBBIN WAX

Rejuvenates your boots and shoes, and provides a water-resistant layer of protection. Perfect for waxed and oiled leathers.

WITH A LITTLE BIT OF CARE, THEY’LL LAST EVEN LONGER