How To Clean Your Hunter Boots: Remove White Bloom

how to clean your hunter boots
Do you own a pair of Hunter Rain boots that you love so much, but you're not sure how to clean your Hunter boots that turned white?  After a few wears you may notice your boots need to be cleaned and will begin to have a white powdery texture on them.  Don't worry, they're not ruined.  It's normal for Hunter boots to bloom, aka turn white.  The good news is it's also very easy to clean your Hunter boots once they have bloomed.  Instead of buying pricey Hunter boot cleaning spray, you can do it yourself with something you probably already have at home.
how to clean your hunter boots when they turn whiteTo clean your blooming Hunter boots, all you need is some olive oil and a  microfiber cleaning cloth. You will only need to use about a tablespoon of olive oil to clean your boots.
How to clean blooming hunter bootsTo clean your Hunter boots, dab a small amount of olive oil on the cleaning cloth and wipe the bloomed boots in a circular motion.  The olive oil will begin to remove the white powdery texture.  You want to use a small amount so you don't make your boots oily.  When you use just enough, you should be able to remove the bloom with the oil and continue wiping down the boot with the microfiber cloth until the boot is dry of oil.  It's not necessary to wipe with water, but if you over oil, you may do so.  
how to clean hunter bootsOnce finished, your Hunter boots will look brand new again!  You can't prevent Hunter boots from blooming, since it's a common occurrence in natural rubber, but it's easy and affordable to maintain them when they do bloom.

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