If you have a new pair of real mukluks, it's important to know how to properly take care of them before you start wearing them out in winter conditions. Routine care and maintenance of your new handmade mukluks will keep them looking and feeling amazing for several seasons. If you want to protect and lengthen the life of your traditional mukluks as well as enhance the quality of the leather and fur they are made of, then take a look at how we suggest to properly care for your Native Indian mukluks.

The biggest difference between caring for genuine mukluks and any other style of traditional moccasins or sheepskin products, is that they usually have rabbit fur trim or pom poms on the outside. You may treat and care for the leather or suede as usual by spraying those portions with TANA All Protector, to add to the longevity of the mukluks and create a water resistant barrier. However, it is important to make sure that you do not spray the fur portions because it contains its own natural oils that should not be tampered with. For a more detailed look at how to protect the exterior leather or suede of your stylish mukluks, take a look at one of recent blogs that explains How To Protect Your New Leather Moccasins.

If the fur around your mukluk becomes dirty it can simply be wiped off with a dry or damp cloth. Otherwise you can lightly spray it with cold water and wipe clean as necessary with a sponge. However, be careful not to soak the fur entirely. Next, you can gently dry the fur using the air setting of a hair dryer while softly fluffing the fur with your fingers. Then, allow the fur to set and it should look fluffy and clean again. Never brush the fur because it could possibly fall out.

If your traditional mukluks are sheepskin or fleece lined, you can carefully wash the inside liners using a non-detergent soap such as Kookaburra Sheepskin Wash. Allow them to dry in a warm place and then condition the leather as necessary. For more information regarding cleaning and care of sheepskin see our recent blog entitled How to Properly Clean Sheepskin in 5 Easy Steps.

You should be ready to enjoy your real Canadian mukluks and now have the knowledge to properly treat the natural materials they are made of should they get soiled with daily use over time. We have a 100% safe website checkout and look forward to answering any questions you may have, via email or telephone, about our products. We aim to ship the same day you order and have reliable shipping services. For a great selection of handmade Canadian mukluks or to find high quality shoe care products, such as TANA All Protector, visit one of our product pages today.

19 comments

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    February 07, 2022

    In response to Donna Cronin:

    Yes, absolutely the leather will stretch out a great deal!

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    February 07, 2022

    In response to Jackie Snyder:

    When cleaning leather, you have to be careful, as oversaturating it will cause it to break down. I have found a pretty good method online; here is the link https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-White-Leather
    Try to avoid the rabbit fur though, as it is so delicate, and should not be treated or cleaned with any type of product.

  • Donna Cronin

    Donna Cronin

    January 29, 2022

    I got a pair of mukluks for Christmas size 10 wide. One boot feels a little tight. Does the leather stretch out

  • Jackie Snyder

    Jackie Snyder

    January 29, 2022

    I have a pair of white mukluks with white rabbit fur that’s getting a tad yellow how can I clean them ?

  • Jackie Snyder

    Jackie Snyder

    January 29, 2022

    I have a pair of white mukluks with white rabbit fur that’s getting a tad yellow how can I clean them ?

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    October 15, 2021

    In response to Margaret: There are two option. The first would be taking it into a cobbler/shoe repair place. The second option would be to hand-sew them using a denser thread.

  • Margaret Mccabe

    Margaret Mccabe

    October 15, 2021

    I have several pair of the rabbit mukluk boots. Recently the Pom Poms have fallen off. How can I reattach them ?

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    April 21, 2021

    In response to Noella: Treat it with utmost care. No friction whatsoever. Keep away from heat sources.
    You can’t treat it with any product unfortunately.

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    March 18, 2021

    In response to Holly Masson: Perhaps a white leather shoe polish!? Clean them first. Avoid the rabbit fur.

  • Noella

    Noella

    March 18, 2021

    How do I prevent the fur from falling out

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