Boat Shoes Care Guide

Dubarry boat shoes are suitable for both the water and shore wear offering protection and comfort thanks to the use of the best leather and high-quality technical components. The leather has undergone a special treatment, which means that moisture absorption is minimal. Your Dubarry boat shoes will dry quickly as a result. With the right care, your boat shoes will remain in top condition provided you treat them properly and follow our detailed care instructions.

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Watch: How to clean your Dubarry boat shoes

Step 1: Cleaning your boat shoes

Remove any mud, manure and salt water with clean cold water using a brush to get rid of more stubborn grime.


Then apply Dubarry Footwear Cleaner all over, including any fabric sections, and work-in, brushing vigorously until it lathers.


Rinse well with water and allow to dry naturally for 24 hours before any further treatment.

Studio image of the Dubarry Footwear Cleaner on a studio background

Step 2: Conditioning your boat shoes

Apply Dubarry Leather Conditioner all over with a clean cloth/sponge or soft brush, paying particular attention to the flex area of the foot.


It may take several layers of application depending on the condition of your footwear.


Clean off any excess fluid and allow to dry for 2-3 hours before next treatments.

Step 3: Protecting your boat shoes

Spray Dubarry Footwear Protector all over your footwear, applying several layers, allowing absorption of each layer before applying the next.

Applying Dubarry Footwear Protector restores the water repellency of the leather.

This step is best completed outside or in a well-ventilated area.

Step 4: Prolonging the life of your boat shoes

For footwear that gets plenty of outdoor use we recommend that you use our Dubarry Leather Cream.


HOWEVER this is for use on smooth/pull-up leathers ONLY. DO NOT USE ON SUEDE OR NUBUCK. Apply sparingly with a soft cloth or brush paying particular attention to the flex area that bends as you walk.

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