Footwear with different uppers shall be taken care of in the following ways:
- Full grain leather:
Dirty shoe surface should be cleaned with a damp cloth and dried in a room temperature. Then, apply polish or cream matching the top colour. After drying, polish with a soft cloth or brush.
- Nubuck or velour:
Dirty shoe surface should be cleaned using a special rubber brush. Spray impregnates for nubuck and velour may be used.
Do not use polish or cream.
- Buffalo type:
Clean the dirty surface with a damp sponge or cloth and dry in a room temperature. Apply a small amount of cream or colourless lubricate to the cleaned and dry surface. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth. After a short time, shoes should be polished with a soft cloth or brush. Avoid soaking the shoes.
- Patent leather and spiro:
Clean dirty shoe surface with a damp cloth or sponge and dry in room temperature. Then, apply colourless lubricating cream, after drying polish using a soft cloth or brush.
- Do not use self-polishing polish.
- Do not apply too thick layer of polish.
- It is better to maintain your shoes more often using a smaller amount of polish, applying it carefully.
- Do not apply a new layer of polish on the old one.
- In shoes without lining or with a naturally-dyed lining, discolouring may occur. It is not a manufacture defect, but a feature of leather, which is breathable and accumulates sweat.
Here are some tips on the daily care of your footwear:
- Shoes shall be unlaced when putting on and taking off. While putting on shoes, it is recommended to use a shoehorn
- To avoid abrasion of heel cups, you should always wear your shoes well laced (it is important to choose the shoes according to the feet size and length)
- Shoes should be cleaned using a damp cloth or sponge (it is forbidden to launder the shoes, it makes the leather less flexible and, prone to cracking and weakens the seams and glue joints)
- Soaking the shoes should be avoided, especially leather footwear. If that happens, however, please remember that drying shall take place in a room temperature, the shoes should be unlaced. We should avoid its deformation using a shoetree or by filling the shoe with soft paper. Please remember not to use dryers, heaters or ovens to dry the shoes, as intense drying in high temperatures may damage your shoes).
- It is worth to spend some time for shoe maintenance now and then, using agents and methods suitable for a given type of leather.