Within all EU countries it is required that all footwear is labelled with what materials are used on the main parts of shoes - mostly depicted in pictorial form (pictograms).
See the terms and corresponding pictogram:
- TOP MATERIAL
- LINING AND INSOLE
These pictograms enable us to guess what we can expect from the shoes and how to take care of them:
- before using preservatives (cleaning products) it is very important to clean your shoes first. We usually use a damp cloth for the top of shoes, a brush for lining, as well as some water and detergent. Only then it is necessary to impregnate the shoes. The type of impregnation is chosen according to the top material – only varnished leather is not impregnated.
Plain and polished leather
First of all we clean the shoes by using a brush, a soft cloth, eventually a damp sponge. Water-repellency can be higher when using preservatives.
If shoes are soaked, dry and polish them using a special polish for appropriate types of leather.
Velvet leather and nubuck
Dirtiness is cleaned by gently brushing or wiping away any markings. On the clean shoes use special colourless or coloured spray which helps add oil and makes the shoes also water-repellent.
Dirtiness is cleaned using a damp cloth, and we can protect these shoes from frost by using special agents for varnished leather.
We clean them by brushing. You can also wipe them when they are damp but only according to the type of textile and dirtiness. Oily spots on textile are cleaned by benzine. We impregnate them by spraying the textile.
The care of these shoes is very easy. They are washed by a damp cloth, and by using a light detergent and then allowing it to dry. You do not have to polish these shoes. The top must be protected from direct contact with sharp and rough subjects. Do not expose them to higher temperatures than 40°C.
When putting on closed in styled shoes always use a shoe horn to avoid breaking down the heel area. Never wash shoes in the washing maschine.
Service life of shoes is not unlimited therefore we recommend changing your shoes and using more than one pair - choose the right shoes for different purposes.