Marlo Wear & Care
What size gumboots should I order?
Our gumboots fit true to size. If you are between sizes or wear a thick sock, size up.
Caring for your natural rubber gumboots?
It’s important to keep your natural rubber boots clean. Mud or salt water, left on
your boots will overtime cause the rubber to degrade and can result in cracks in the rubber.
They’re easy to clean! Just use lukewarm water to wipe down your boots using a soft cloth. You can use a mild soap but avoid any harsh chemicals, solvents etc.
Let your boots dry naturally and keep them away from heat and direct sunlight.
Natural rubber can dry out and crack under certain climatic conditions. We recommend oiling your boots with a natural oil (olive oil works well!) once a month to prevent this from happening. To do this, simply clean your boots to remove any dirt. dry well, then rub oil in with a clean sponge and leave to soak into the rubber overnight. Wipe off any excess oil the following day.
Natural rubber will not withstand direct sunlight or being left near a heat source. Extreme changes in temperature will weaken the natural rubber bonds, which can unfortunately cause cracks and deformation of your boots.
We guarantee all our products to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the date of purchase. Marlo boots have been designed for style and wear in an urban and country setting. They are not a work or technical boot made for heavy duty usage or in extreme environments or temperatures.
How should I store my boots?
Store your boots in an upright position in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.
I’ve noticed a white film on my boots. What caused this and what can I do?
This sounds like a characteristic of natural rubber called “blooming”.
This is common with natural, high-quality rubber and does not affect the durability or quality of the boot. When this happens, you can massage a natural oil into the boots.
Care for Marlo Slides
Our slides are handcrafted from genuine leather and require some easy care to ensure longevity.
We recommend regularly applying a leather polish/conditioner to remove scuff marks and keep your leather supple. Buff your leather slides with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. Keep your slides out of direct sunlight and avoid wearing in wet weather.
Before use, treat suede with a protective water-resistant spray product which will help repel water and dirt. Repeat as required. To clean, use a soft suede brush or gently wipe with a damp cloth.