Shoe Care Tips

How to care for your shoes

The sole is made of rubber and attached to each shoe below the leather footbed. This thin layer is meant to protect the leather layers above, support the form, however it is thin enough to not to intervene in the initial adaptation process of the leather to the form of your feet. The rubber should be replaced if it starts to peel or wear down with use. This may happen within the first year (typically 3rd to 12th month) of use depending on your feet form, wearing patterns, and environmental conditions. The sole replacement can be done by any local cobbler. The rubber will last longer than the first one, since the shoes have already completed adaptation phase.

The stitches are handmade with a single thread. If a stitch comes loose, do not be concerned. That’s typically the last stitch of the thread which was pushed in the leather; you can simply cut it off.

The leather should be cared for to maximize the lifetime and get the most out of your shoes. If the leather (not suede or nubuck) seems dry, you should treat them with an oil based conditioner.

The suede or nubuck leather should be cared for using a suede brush without applying other products.

How to clean my shoes if they get dirty

The leather (not suede or nubuck), firstly, must be wiped using a dry, clean cloth, removing the dust and dirt. Then, wipe again with a clean cloth damp with warm water. Pay attention not to rub excessively as this may damage the leather. You should consult your local cobbler if your shoes got extremely dirty.

The suede or nubuck can be cleaned and revitalized by, first, using a rubber eraser on the dirty spots, and then brushing gently with a suede brush.

How to dry my shoes if they get wet

The shoes should be kept away from heat sources and left to dry naturally, if they got wet. The natural leather is not recommended to get excessively wet although it can usually handle water a certain amount.

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