Leather is a natural material, so it is important to maintain its quality by caring for it before and after use. In our collections, we use many different types of leather because leather's features and benefits make it possible for each shoe and detail to be unique.
We primarily work with 3 to 4 different types of plain leather that differentiate in terms of structure and thickness. The type of shoe determines the type and thickness of the leather. For instance, the leather in a high-shafted girl boot needs a higher degree of firmness than a pair of soft slippers. Nubuck and suede leathers are also always part of our collection.
Our shoes are delivered, ready to be used. We do, however, recommend that you permeate the shoes with a type of sealant before using them. Permeate them regularly, and always use a silicone-free spray. The permeating product is not used as a care product, but it does provide a protective layer.
Make sure to clean your shoes after every use. To clean the shoes, use a damp cloth, as leather does not tolerate too much water, to wipe off any dirt or impurities.
To maintain the quality and suppleness of your leather shoes, you can use shoe cream or leather grease. Shoe cream can be found in neutral tones or in colors that match the shoes. Otherwise, you can use leather grease, which makes the leather soft and smooth again. Both maintenance products should be applied with a cotton cloth and well-polished into the leather.
Nubuck / Suede
Start by cleaning the shoes with a damp cloth. Once they are dry, if you have nubuck shoes, you can use a nubuck freshener. If they are suede shoes, we recommend a suede brush. When brushing the suede shoes, always brush the leather in the same direction. This is to avoid creating different tonalities in the leather and ruining the material. Apply a silicone spray after brushing the shoes to prevent water from staining the leather.
Shoes that are polished need to be maintained carefully, so kids can wear the shoes for as long as possible. The shoes must first be cleaned with a damp cloth, then use a specific cream for polished leathers. The cream makes the shell more flexible, and therefore, less prone to cracking.
Shoes with a TEX-membrane should be maintained the same way as your leather shoes. Always remember to use a permeating material that is silicone-free. Products specifically for shoes with a TEX-membrane are also available. Make sure to clean the shoes after use, and if they are wet, do not put them on top of a radiator or warm platform. If the boots dry too fast, it can ruin the membrane and dry out the leather.
The TEX-membrane is a semi-permeable membrane that releases excess moisture but also keeps freshness within the shoe. For winter, a boot with the TEX-membrane, and a permeated leather coat, would be the best option for your child. However, a correctly permeated, well-maintained leather boot, without the membrane, is also a good solution.
Rubber boots with natural rubber
Natural rubber is a strong material that contains essential oils that will disappear as time goes on. Maintenance of the boots is important to prevent the rubber from drying out, losing its color, or cracking. This makes the rubber soft and flexible and will increase its durability. Wash the boots in water and dry them before permeating them with special oils using a soft cloth. Rubber boots should be regularly cleaned with water, checked for sand and dirt, and allowed to dry naturally.