Top 15 Sheepskin Boot Tricks

Genuine sheepskin boots are crafted with rare twin-face Merino sheepskin. This magical natural material is beautifully soft, warm and cozy, but also quite easy to damage. Read our tips and make your  sheepskin boots last.
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Yes, your Ozalia boots come pre-treated with water + stain resistant technology, but they are not water proof. If water splashes on your boots they will be okay, but if they get soaked, water can seep in through the seams. You should opt for waterproof shoes when it rains or snows.
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The soft leathers in sheepskin boots tear easily and can't be repaired. So trim your toe nails, don't overly stuff your sheepskin boots with thick jeans. It also helps to size your boots correctly.
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Sheepskin boots sag for a number of reasons which are quite easy to avoid. Don’t stuff your jeans into them, the leathers will stretch and weaken (and then sag). Keep your sheepskin boots dry. Wet sheepskin boots will lose their shape. When you’re storing them away for the summer stuff them full of newspaper and store them in your wardrobe in an upright position. If your boots are already sagging follow our dirt and grime cleaning instructions to help restore shape and structure.
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Sheepskin boots which have been wet and incorrectly dried will stink. Checkout our cleaning instructions and place a teaspoon of baking powder in your boots, the baking powder will absorb most of the smell.
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The soles are designed to be low weight and extremely comfortable but  sheepskin boots are not designed for walking on ice and lack the grip you’ll need.
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The leathery scent and soft fleece make your boots an intoxicating chewable toy to dogs.
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Many misinformed people assume  sheepskin boots are bad for your feet. Authentic sheepskin, contains lanolin. Lanolin is a very effective natural moisturizer which promotes blood flow and circulation. Use your boots to relax (and not run a marathon) and your feet will thank you for it.
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The inner lining of a sheepskin boot is a replacement for your socks. It will wick away moisture and circulate air around your feet. The soft and supple fleece is far more comfortable than a pair of socks.
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Water and staining is sometimes unavoidable. You can help prevent staining from the rain by protecting your  sheepskin boots with a silicon based sealant like scotch guard. Keep in mind you will need to keep reapplying the sealant regularly as it does wear off. Sheepskin boots can also be destroyed quite easily during cleaning, take a look at our cleaning guide for instructions.
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As with any purchase it pays to know your options before parting with your money. There are many high quality brands such as Emu, Love From Australia and Ugg Australia (in addition to Ozalia Australia). See our 5 brand comparison page for a summary of your options.
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Beware of fake and synthetic  sheepskin boots that are not made of real sheepskin. Sheepskin is what makes a genuine boot warm and allows it to breathe. Cheap synthetic (fake) boots sweat, stink and circulate bacteria around your feet.
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Ozalia sheepskin boots come pre-treated with our water + stain resistant technology but it does wear away over time.  How often should you reapply? Every couple of months is fine. See our FAQ page for more information.
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When you first begin wearing darker coloured  sheepskin boots (black in particular) a small amount of dye can transfer to your feet. This is perfectly normal and happens with all authentic  sheepskin boots. The dyes used in our boots (and most brands) are made from natural components and will not harm your feet.
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Sheepskin boots breathe and circulate air between the fleecy fibres. They will actively cool your feet and will not cause your feet to sweat (up to a point of course). If you think  sheepskin boots are only for winter pay a visit to an Australian beach.
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Sheepskin boots were created by Australian men, for Australian men. Throughout Europe and the United States  sheepskin boots spread amongst females as a fashion staple. Australian men wear  sheepskin boots because they are warm, you can too. If you need to see male celebrities wearing them before you indulge yourself you will now find hundreds.
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Author
Verusha Singh
Last Updated
16th November 2016

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1. How To Clean Your Boots

2. Size Guide

3. Sheepskin Boot FAQ's

4. Top 15 Sheepskin Boot Tricks

5. 5 Brand Comparison