It's good to learn how to clean vintage snow shoes so you can use them for outdoor sports, or perhaps use them for decor in your home. Snowshoeing is a great sport to get a good workout while enjoying the winter snow. Shoe shoeing is a good alternative to skiing if you want a more relaxed experience in the snow. Vintage snow shoes can also be works of art. Most vintage snow shoes include intricate webbing with detailed designs that can look great hanging on your wall. To make a pair of vintage snow shoes suitable for use, it's good to know how to clean them.
To clean vintage snow shoes, you will need:
- Leather cleaner
- Soft rags
- Get the snow off. If you use the vintage snow shoes for sport, be sure to get all of the snow off after each use. Not only will removing the snow keep your floors clean, it will help protect the snow shoes.
- Dry your vintage snow shoes. Wipe the snow shoes with a soft cloth to dry them immediately when you're done snowshoeing. Be sure to get in all of the nooks and crannies found on your vintage snow shoes.
- Use leather cleaner on the rawhide webbing. Put a small amount of leather cleaner on a soft rag. Wipe the rawhide webbing to condition the leather and keep it supple and flexible.
- Oil the metal buckle bindings. Use a light oil, such as a light cooking oil, on a rag to wipe down the metal buckle bindings on your vintage snow shoes. This will keep the metal from rusting.