How to Care for Salomon Mega Trek Light Boots

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How to Care for Salomon Mega Trek Light Boots
Keep your hiking boots looking their best with regular care and maintenance. (Boot image by oddech from Fotolia.com)

Salomon Mega Trek Light boots are rugged-terrain hiking boots that provide the same comfort and stability offered by boots in the original Mega Trek line but with the added feature of being noticeably lighter. With water-resistant Gore-Tex lining and a supportive ankle cuff, Salomon Mega Trek Light boots are a good choice for both beginner and accomplished hikers. Proper care and maintenance can help extend the life of your hiking boots and keep them looking as good as the day you bought them.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Silicone-based rain and stain repellent
  • Boot drying rack
  • Cloth or sponge
  • Baby powder
  • Boot refresher spray

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Treat your boots with a rain and stain repellent before use. Salomon Mega Trek Light boots are lined with Gore-Tex, so be sure to use a silicon-based, rather than a wax-based, rain and stain product. Apply the product to your boots according to package instructions for best results.

  2. 2

    Place wet Mega Trek Light boots upside down on a drying rack until dry. Remove the bootee-style liner from your boots, if applicable, and allow to air-dry. Wait until the boots are completely dry before replacing the liners.

  3. 3

    Clean your Salomon Mega Trek Light boots after each use to keep them looking their best. Remove any caked mud or stones stuck in the treads of your boots. Wipe the upper fabric portion of your boots with a damp cloth if soiled.

  4. 4

    Shake a little baby powder into your boots each day to combat foot odours. If the odour is persistent or particularly noxious, remove the bootee-style liner from your boots and allow it to air out between uses. Purchase boot refresher spray from your local shoe store, if necessary, to remove stubborn odours. Use the boot refresher spray according to the directions on the package.

  5. 5

    Store your Salomon Mega Trek Light boots in a temperature-controlled room of your house when not in use. Storing your boots in a garage or attic may cause the materials to expand or contract in response to the fluctuating temperature.

Tips and warnings

  • Take your boots out and wear them for a few minutes every now and again during long periods of nonuse. This will help keep your boots soft and comfortable for the next time you want to use them.
  • Never use heat to dry your Salomon Mega Trek Light boots or you may inadvertently shrink them.

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