Shoe Care

Correct and regular shoe care is definitely necessary if you want your shoes to last longer. We definitely
recommend cleaning the sneakers at least a few times a year and definitely when you send your sneakers on
a long vacation and place them nicely on the shelf.

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Prevention
The more careful you are yourself, the less your sneakers need to be cleaned. Our strong recommendation
is to use the correct protective equipment. You can protect your sneakers from, for example, dust or mud.
Yep, it's all possible in reality and not just seen in movies. To get the maximum protection layer on your
own sneakers, you should use a protective product at least 30 minutes before you put on your sneakers and
set off. Protective gear is recommended use the night before and let the shoes stand at room temperature.
Also, the protective layer should be renewed after 7-10 days because it tends to to evaporate from the shoes.

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Conditions
If you feel that the talk is already going too far and you don't even know the signs, don't worry. That's
what we are for, and we'll check right away the necessary symbols that show you which material it is
and which cleaning applies to it.

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Cleaning and maintenance
First suggestion. DO NOT WASH THEM IN THE WASHING MACHINE.
Yep, that's how the story begins. Its better to take five minutes and do
it properly. It happens in reality it very quickly.

 


To clean shoes at home, you need the following tools:
Shoe cleaner (eg Tarrago WASC! or CREP Protect Cure)
Cleaning brush
Microfiber cloth
If possible, shoe form (shoe trees).
It can also be replaced with newspapers to be used as shoes after cleaning to dry.

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How to clean your shoes?
Take half a bowl full of room temperature water and wet the brush.
1. Spray a little cleaner on the blackest parts of the shoe and on the brush.
2. Scrub the shoes and soles clean and foamy with a brush.
3. When you have cleaned your shoes, remove the detergent with a slightly damp brush.
4. Dry the shoe by pressing it from all sides with a microfiber cloth so that all the excess detergent
is absorbed into the cloth.
5. Use shoe stretchers when drying. Do not put too much pressure on the shoes, as they may stretch
out as they dry.
6. Dry the shoes in fresh air and preferably not in direct sunlight.

But how do I clean the shoe laces?
You wet the laces with cool water, spray the cleaning product on the laces and wash them clean by rubbing
them with a brush between your hands.

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How to care for suede and nubuck shoes or shoe parts?
Another important rule! Suede and nubuck leather DO NOT BEAR MOISTURE. Now forget everything we told you and
let's start at the beginning. Repetition is the mother of wisdom. If your sneakers are made of such material,
you can be sure that excessive moisture can cause the color of your sneakers to leak and ruin the shoe.

Suede and nubuck leather
dry cleaning methods and products must be used for cleaning. Wait now sigh. Actually, it's not that bad at all.
We recommend using cleansing foam shampoo or special suede-nubuck leather cleaner.

1. Spray the shampoo on the surface of the shoe, let it work for half a minute and rub the product into the
shoe with a brush.
2. For stronger stains, repeat the procedure.
3. Dry with a microfiber cloth

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CLEANSTEP - footwear maintenance and cleaning services
In case you are not interested and you feel that you lack time, we will immediately give you a proper bounce pass
and direct you to our good teammate Cleanstep.
They have a master's degree in sneakers during cleaning and maintenance. In addition, they also have a decent
selection of products needed for the maintenance of sneakers, so you can also greatly expand your arsenal. Serious
specialists in their field.