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SHOES CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

FULL GRAIN LEATHER


Full grain leather footwear requires careful regular maintenance to keep it comfortable and waterproof and, most importantly, to give it a longer life. We recommend removing the laces before each treatment and paying special attention to the gusseted tongue. After each use, the footwear must always be left in the open air to dry. Use a brush and hot water on the most stubborn dirt, preferably in conjunction with a special detergent, and then leave to dry well. Regular impregnation treatments are recommended to prevent water absorption, followed by the application of a wax emulsion to impregnate the leather again.The use of oil and grease-based products is not recommended and when the footwear is not being used it should first be left to dry and then stored in special bags or boxes, in a dry, airy place, with a wooden shoe-tree inside to keep the shape. Synthetic leather is strong, supple and easy to wash. We recommend the use of waterproofing sprays and shoe polish. For effective cleaning, we advise using a light foam specifically formulated for synthetic leather.


NUBUCK


Nubuk is best cleaned with a soft bristle brush, a leather or fabric cloth, and special cleaning products. We recommend brushing after every use, using regular circular movements and never staying too long in the same point. To remove stubborn stains, we advise the use of special liquid or spray products available on the market, which you should first apply to your cleaning cloth, then wait for the leather to dry and finally brush the area in question to remove all residue.


SYNTHETIC LEATHER


Synthetic leather is strong, supple and easy to wash. We recommend the use of waterproofing sprays and shoe polish. For effective cleaning, we advise using a light foam specifically formulated for synthetic leather.


SUEDE


Suede needs regular treatment and constant care to prevent early ageing and irremediable damage. We advise removing surface dirt by brushing the leather when dry and using a brush moistened with water for stubborn dirt. Do not use nitro-based or other degreasing products. If you wish to apply a waterproofing product, use only water and silicone-based treatments. We strongly advise against the use of products containing oils and animal fats, as well as the wearing of suede footwear in environments containing acid substances that could adversely affect the waterproofing treatment applied to the leather.


TEXTILES


Fabric footwear is particularly susceptible to water and dirt and therefore requires special treatment. First use a brush to remove most of the dirt and mud and then clean deep down using a foaming product. Repeat these steps to remove any remaining dirt after initial cleaning. Fabric should always be treated with a waterproofing product to prevent dirt from penetrating into the fibres.

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