answering your faq's about shearling boots
Our range of handmade shearling boots, meticulously crafted in the heart of Cornwall, in our Newquay factory are made from quality, premium shearling to ensure that each pair of boots not only feel luxuriously soft but also reflect our dedication to responsible sourcing. Our handcrafted creations offer unmatched warmth, style, and durability that will stand the test of time.
We answer your most frequently asked questions about our favourite footwear -
ARE SHEARLING BOOTS WARM?
Yes! Shearling boots are renowned for their exceptional warmth and insulation properties. The natural wool fibres of shearling create a cosy and comfortable environment for the feet by trapping and retaining body heat. Additionally, shearling has breathable qualities, allowing moisture to escape while still keeping the feet dry and warm. This makes sheepskin boots ideal for colder climates, as they provide a luxurious and toasty experience, keeping feet snug and insulated even in chilly weather conditions.
DO SHEARLING BOOTS STRETCH?
Yes! Shearling boots have a tendency to stretch over time. The natural flexibility of shearling allows the boots to conform to the shape of the wearer's feet, resulting in a personalized and comfortable fit. This stretching process typically occurs as the boots are worn and the shearling gradually adjusts to the contours of the feet. So do not order a size bigger than you usually wear, otherwise they will end up too big for you. If you know you are a half size – then we recommend buying the size down unless you regularly buy up a half size. Proper care and maintenance, such as avoiding excessive exposure to moisture, can help preserve the shape and longevity of shearling boots.
ARE SHEARLING BOOTS WATERPROOF?
While shearling naturally possesses water-resistant properties due to the lanolin content, it does not make the boots completely waterproof. In wet conditions or heavy rain, shearling boots can absorb moisture, which is why its important to treat and care for them appropriately. To maintain the longevity of shearling boots and enhance their water resistance, it is advisable to use protective sprays, follow care instructions, and avoid exposing them to excessive moisture whenever possible.
CAN SHEARLING BOOTS BE CLEANED?
Yes! Shearling boots can be cleaned, but it's crucial to follow specific care instructions to ensure their longevity and appearance. Generally, light dirt and stains can be removed by gently brushing the boots with a soft suede brush. For more stubborn stains, a damp cloth or sponge with mild soap can be used to spot clean the affected areas. It's essential to avoid soaking the boots or using excessive water, as this can damage the sheepskin and affect its texture. After cleaning, the boots should be air-dried naturally, away from direct heat sources, to prevent shrinkage or distortion. Specialised shearling cleaner and conditioner products are also available, which can help maintain the softness and appearance of the boots. Regular maintenance and proper cleaning techniques contribute to preserving the quality and aesthetic of shearling boots over time.
Our collection of shearling cleaning products and tools will help you to keep your favourite Celtic & Co shearling boots and slippers looking beautiful year after year. Designed especially for use on high-quality shearling , choose from a wide range of cleaning solutions and rest easy knowing that these products are made with natural fabrics such as shearling and suede in mind.