BOOT DOCTOR TIP: DM’s SHOE POLISH CAN BE USED ON MOST SMOOTH LEATHERS. TEST ON A SMALL CORNER OF THE LEATHER IF YOU’RE UNSURE.
STEP 1: GROUNDWORK
STEP 2: REMOVE DIRT
Your boots will probably need a bit of clean before you can get polishing. Give them a good wipe with a damp cloth. Remove your shoelaces and clean them separately, then dry your boots with a different cloth.
BOOT DOCTOR TIP: BANG YOUR BOOTS TOGETHER A COUPLE OF TIMES TO REMOVE ANY EXCESS MUD.
STEP 3: GET STUCK IN
Scoop some polish out with a dry cloth, and apply a thin layer all over the boot, including the tongue. Pay attention to any scuffs, scratches or marks, and ensure you get a good, even coating. Wipe off any excess with a cloth.
BOOT DOCTOR TIP: YOU CAN APPLY MULTIPLE COATINGS IF YOUR BOOTS HAVE REALLY BEEN THROUGH IT. BUT LET THE FIRST ONE DRY FIRST.
STEP 4: BUFF TO SHINE
If you want your boots to have a sharp shine, grab your brush and get buffing. If not, you can skip this stage. Then leave the boots to dry for a few minutes, and re-lace them. Why not try a new pair of laces to really bring them back to life?
STEP 5: FINISHING TOUCHES
You're almost there. All that’s left are a few optional last touches. You can give your newly-polished boots a quick spray with Dr. Martens Ultra Protector for an added layer of protection. Or a squirt of Dr. Martens Shoe Freshener to remove any odours. And there you have it: your boots should be looking back to their best. Now to scuff them up again.