To keep your shoes looking their best and to prevent deformation, they should always be removed only after they have been unlaced or the velcros have been opened. For the healthiest fit you will need to adjust the laces or velcros when the child is standing in the shoes.
- Shoes should be cleaned daily and we recommend using suitable waterproofing agents once a week.
- Dirty shoes should be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth (natural leather) or natural bristle brush (suedes and nubucks).
- Do not wash or soak the shoes in water - shoes impregnated with moisture will lose their properties and shape, causing deformation, discoloration of the outer layer of the skin, loss of elasticity or even cracking, as a result of which the glued joints and seams will become more durable.
- Leather shoes are not naturally water resistant, shoes must be cleaned and maintained in good condition every day, using suitable waterproofing agents once a week. We recommend HighTech Nano Protector Spray by Tarrago. With regular care, the skin of the shoes will increase in durability and moisture resistance.
- If the shoes are soaked through with water, dry them at room temperature away from heat sources (fireplaces, heaters). Once dried, shoes must be impregnated with waterproofing agents according to the leather type.
Leather care dependent on type of leather:
For shoes made of nubuck and suede leather: remove dirt with a brush. Remove stains by wiping lightly with a damp, well-pressed soft cloth or sponge. Allow the shoes to dry at room temperature and straighten the texture with a suede rubber brush. For shoes made of nubuck and suede, use a leather-protective spray designed for these leather types. Do not use shoe polish.
Laminated Leather (Metallics)
For shoes made of laminated leather, the natural wear and tear of the skin at the points of curvature may cause the color to change over time (become paler or darker), this is not a defect but the natural properties of this type of leather. This also applies to footwear made of genuine leather with a cracking grain effect. The upper part of these shoes or places that are particularly prone to wear and tear may wear out more quickly. Shoes made of that kind of leather can be wiped with a semi moist soft cloth. Shoe polish is not recommended for this type of leather.
Full Grain Leather
Shoes made of full grain leather should be cleaned with a soft cloth or sponge. Apply a shoe polish that is clear or appropriate for the shade of the shoe. Polish with a soft bristle brush.
Shoes made of patent leather should be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge. Do not polish.
Shoes should not be worn in cases of skin irritation or damage, abrasions, open and untied wounds or ulcers. These shoes should not be worn by children who are allergic to animal skin. If a child has a tendency to sweat profusely, shoes should be removed frequently to ventilate the feet. In such cases, it is recommended to wear the shoes for only a few hours. Children with a predisposition to foot skin disease should see a dermatologist, pediatrician or orthopedist before using these shoes.
Shoes should be worn with cotton socks on and adjusted to the size and shape of children's feet. Shoes must not press against the feet. Shoe deformation is possible in children with medical foot defects. If you notice a birth defect in your child, consult an orthopedist or pediatrician as soon as possible.