There are different materials of snow boots on the market, such as synthetic fibers, artificial fur, and wool. Among them, the selection of wool snow boots is the most exquisite and there are many inferior or counterfeit products flooding the market. Therefore, when choosing wool snow boots, there are four ways to help you choose genuine snow boots, which can be distinguished by visual inspection, touch, smell, and burning:
Carefully observe the color of the wool. High-quality wool snow boots use high-quality environmentally friendly dyes and additives from abroad, processed with advanced technology, and have shiny, vibrant, and soft colors. Inferior products have dull colors, are prone to color fading, and have uneven colors if they are made of different color patches. In addition, for shearing snow boots, pay special attention to the evenness and density of the fur surface.
Gently stroke the surface of the wool with your hand. High-quality wool snow boots strictly choose materials with good density. When gently wiped with your hand, it feels delicate and velvety. Inferior ones feel rough and sticky. This is because high-quality wool snow boots use high-quality Australian lamb leather as raw material. The growth period is short, and the scales of the fur are well preserved. The fur fibers are delicate, evenly dense, and elastic.
Use your hand to separate the fur and check for fur and leather cracks, the firmness of leather patch splicing, and any obvious seam connections.
Gently pull the fur and leather to see if there is any shedding. The leather strength of high-quality wool snow boots is great, especially for Australian wool, whose breaking load is twice that of rabbit fur. They are not easy to shed and will not stick broken fur to clothes.
Hold the product close to your nose and smell it. High-quality wool is processed with imported tanning agents and advanced technology, and is sterilized before leaving the factory. It can prevent mites and bacteria from breeding and has no peculiar smell. On the other hand, inferior wool still contains impurities in the form of oil, which will emit an unpleasant smell.
After using wool snow boots for a period of time, simply use a special comb to gently comb the fur and restore its original appearance. If there are slight stains, use a clean towel dipped in volatile dry cleaner to gently wipe and air dry. If the stains are too large, you need to send them to a professional cleaner. When it is hot and not in use, wool snow boots should be stored in a well-ventilated and dry place, and should not be folded or pressed for a long time. If using insect and moth repellent, do not directly contact the fur. In addition, before storing, it should be hung in a well-ventilated place and should not be exposed to direct sunlight.
For wool products, gently pull out a strand of fur and ignite it. Pure wool will curl, smoke, produce yellow flames, have the smell of burnt hair, and leave blackish-brown ash that can be crushed into fine powder with your fingers. Fake wool will form hard and solid residues after burning, which are not easy to crush, and have no smell of burnt hair. During burning, it will produce smoke and bubbles, accompanied by the smell of burnt hair. The ash is abundant and leaves a shiny black brittle mass.
For acrylic products, when burned, they will melt and burn slowly, with white flames, bright and powerful, slight black smoke, a fishy smell, white spherical ashes that are brittle and easily broken.
For nylon products, they will melt and burn slowly, with slight white smoke, small blue flames, celery aroma, and light brown hard residues that are not easy to crush.