Frequently asked questions
Saute-Mouton boots need little care. A damp cloth is sufficient to remove salt stains. Shoe polish can be applied as needed.
After a few seasons, we recommend using a leather protector spray, which will revive the shine of your leather boots and can also be used on suede and nubuck. Mink and bear oil or grease are baned on our leathers and will render the warranty null and void. A suede brush and a unbuckle eraser will also help you restores your boots’ original look.
Saute-Mouton boots are made with waterproof leathers. These leathers have been treated with waterproofing agents during the tanning process. This allows a deep resistance, not to be confused with surface-treated leathers.
Shoe construction is also waterproof : the seams of the foot section are sealed with cement glue, as are the outsoles. Obviously, our waterproof guarantee does not apply to zippers and eyelets. We use the best hardware available, like YKK zippers. Lining of our leather boots is made of woven sheep wool on polyester fiber.
This lining provides maximal heat for maximal uses. Higher boots have a wool-lined foot section and synthetic fabric-lined leg section to keep your leg dry.
Our sealskin boots and our Nordic collection are lined with sheepskin.
Our outsoles are made of a thermoplastic-rubber composite in proportions varying depending on our suppliers. We only use outsoles designed for winter.
Scars, natural marks, colour variations are inherent to leather and showcase its beauty. They are appreciated by connoisseurs and attest to the quality of the hide’s purity.
Insoles are made of a layer of woven sheep wool on polyester fiber, a layer of 4-lb density foam, and a metabolized membrane which reflects heat. The insoles we sell are the same that come in brand new boots; feel free to replace them as often as needed to keep your feet comfortable, warm and dry. And why not try our insoles in any other boots, such as ski boots, to bring a little bit of Saute-Mouton warmth to them?