It is our goal to design and produce shoes that can last a lifetime, we value longevity, quality, and sustainability. This care guide can help our clients prolong the life of their footwear and reduce environmental impact. This process can be done when needed, however it is not recommended to do it more often than once every 10 wears.
- Soft brush or cloth
- Mild soap or leather cleaner
- Warm water
- Soft cloth
- Leather conditioner suitable for vegetable tanned leather
- Shoe tree
- Remove Laces:
Take out the shoelaces to access all areas of the shoe.
- Brush Off Loose Dirt:
Use a soft brush or cloth to gently remove any loose dirt or debris from the surface of the shoes. Pay attention to seams, stitching, and crevices.
- Prepare Soapy Water:
In a bowl, mix a small amount of mild hand soap or specialized leather cleaner with warm water. Avoid using harsh detergents or soaking the shoes.
- Dampen Cloth:
Dampen a soft cloth in the soapy water. Wring out excess water to prevent oversaturation.
- Wipe Surface:
Gently wipe the entire surface of the leather shoes with the damp cloth. Focus on areas with stains or visible dirt. Be cautious not to scrub too hard, in case of damaging the leather.
- Dry Naturally:
Allow the shoes to air-dry naturally. Avoid using direct heat sources like heaters or hairdryers, as excessive heat can cause leather to crack.
- Condition the Leather:
Once the shoes are dry, apply a small amount of conditioner on the leather components of the shoe. Use a soft, clean cloth to evenly distribute the conditioner, paying attention to areas that may be more prone to drying, such as the toe box and heels. Conditioning the leather will keep the leather supple and prevent cracking.
- Reinsert Laces:
Once the shoes are fully dry and conditioned, reinsert the shoelaces.
It is important to store your shoes in a preferably dark and dry place. By using shoe trees you will maintain the shape of the leather, and prevent creasing that compromises the integrity of the leather.
Protection from Elements
Your shoes are meant to be worn, however it is important to take care of your shoes when they have become wet. We don’t recommend wearing your shoes in heavy rain or snow, because excessive exposure to water may result in uneven color changes. Don’t worry if you get caught in the rain. Dab excessive moisture off with dry cotton cloth, use a shoe tree and let them air dry, in a dark and dry place.