In order to keep your shoes looking good and to make them last longer, it is important that you look after them. Below are some tips that will help them last longer!
1. NEW SHOES NEED TO BE BRUSHED? POLISHED AND IMPREGNATED BEFORE USE:
- Start by brushing your shoes using a shoe brush.
- Apply either a neutral shoe polish or one that matches the colour of your shoes. Apply a thin, even coating and use a cloth, brush or even a nylon stocking to distribute the polish evenly. Take time to let the polish work into the leather.
- Brush your shoes again.
- Do not use shoe polish if your shoes contain suede or nubuck leather. Just use a suede brush.
- Impregnate your shoes using an impregnating spray, or an impregnating cream for leather shoes. Pay particular attention to seams and edges.
- Wipe off any excess shoe polish and brush the surface.
- For added shine use a shine polish that matches the color of your shoes
The shoes have only been buffed before leaving the factory. To make them last longer, it is advisable to brush and polish your shoes once a week and to impregnate them at regular intervals.
2. OUR SHOES SHOULD NOT BE MACHINE WASHED, THIS DRIES THE LEATHER OUT AND CAUSES IT TO SHRINK
Should you want to freshen up your shoes, there is a simple yet effective trick:
- Simply remove the insoles and machine wash them at 40 degrees. Do not tumble dry, just place the insoles on a radiator to dry.
- You can easily clean the surface of your shoe using a damp cloth and a mild soap if necessary. Never use acetone or other solvents. To get into the crevices around the sole, an old tooth brush will do the trick.
- For stain removal on suede / nubuck use a suede eraser. Once cleaned, use a suede spray to freshen up. If your shoes are heavily soiled you can use a suede shampoo.
3. IF YOUR SHOES ARE SUBJECTED TO HARSH, WET ENVIRONMENTS WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE SHOE / LEATHER GREASE
This makes them last longer and stay supple and water resistant. Do this regularly. This is especially important during the winter months when your
shoes are subjected to snow and slush.
The better you maintain your shoes, the longer they will last!
4. IF YOUR SHOES ARE WET WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF, YOU SHOULD WIPE THEM DOWN WITH A DAMP CLOTH
- Let them dry at room temperature. If they dry too quickly there is a risk that the leather dries out and cracks.
- When completely dry you should brush, polish and impregnate them again.
5. PROTECT THE COUNTER
Always use a shoe horn when putting your shoes on, and always undo laces and straps before removing them. This way you protect the counter from getting stepped on and subsequently worn down.
6. OUR SOLES ARE MADE OF RUBBER AND PU (POLYURETHANE)
- A material that ages over time. This aging process is something that we as a manufacturer have to take into consideration as we bear an environmental responsibility for the production of our products.
- Like with a dried out rubber band or an old car tire, the degeneration process kicks in when the product is left unused. The rubber becomes stiff and more likely to crack or even crumble. This process actually evolves much faster if the shoes are left unworn than if the material is allowed to ‘work’. How you store your shoes also affects the degeneration process. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or fluctuating temperatures.
- PU is very durable, light and shock absorbing, and the products made with PU are long lasting and very comfortable. We recommend that you store your shoes at room temperature and wear them regularly to prevent them from breaking due to non-usage.