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

  • Holly Masson

    Holly Masson

    February 18, 2021

    Hello! I am in Love with my White Mukluks! They were a gift, three-ish years ago, and have now started to loose some colour.

    What do you suggest I do to fix this problem?

  • Suzan Ross

    Suzan Ross

    September 10, 2020

    I have a pair of White Mukluxs, the white rabbit fur is getting a yellow tinge to it. Is there any way I can fix this, They are from Manitoba Muklux if that helps. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    July 14, 2020

    In response to Christy: That’s a shame that you got the fur wet, suggesting that you can try your hairdryer on the lowest cool setting to gently fluff the fur.

  • Christy

    Christy

    July 10, 2020

    I got my fur trim wet and I never patted it down. The fur dried into clumps. How would I fix it

  • The Brown Bear

    The Brown Bear

    January 10, 2020

    in response to Elyse: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing what is on the fur. Can you please reach out to us via email (info@thebrownbear.ca), letting us know more details of what is in the fur and to please send pictures.

  • Elyse

    Elyse

    December 19, 2019

    I have a pair of mukluks and the on one boot the fur is all caked with something that makes it hard and separated. It needs to be cleaned but I don’t want to put soap on it unless I know I can. Both balls on the same boot are all gross and stringy and stuck together and the side of the boot the balls are on. But it’s just on the fur. I want to fix them. What should I do?

  • Chantal

    Chantal

    April 15, 2019

    Hi there
    The sole of my mukluks is coming off and missing pieces. How do I fix/replace the sole? Where can I buy replacement?
    Thank you,
    Chantal

  • odette boily

    odette boily

    April 15, 2019

    My brother just sent me a pair of Mukluk black with rabbit fur — beautiful gift!

    They are made of leather – not suede — how do I treat them for waterproofing?

    Thanks,

    odette

  • C

    C

    April 15, 2019

    The fur keeps falling out, how do I treat it to prevent this?

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