FOOTWEAR CARE
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Cleaning, caring and protecting are important steps to prolong the durability and comfort of your footwear. Do not machine-wash footwear. Hand-wash with lukewarm water (max 40°C) and soap. Remove the footbed (when removable) or foot orthotic before washing.
When drying, avoid exposing shoes to direct sunlight or placing them near sources of heat. Drying should be slow and take place at room temperature.
Like all other shoes, Klaveness footwear must be stored in a dry and well-aired place. Keep away from direct heat as it will cause cracking in the leather.

LEATHER :: Before treating leather, dirt should be removed with a soft clean cloth or brush. To restore and moisture, most leathers can be treated with a cream or leather conditioner. Allow about 15 minutes for the shoe cream to work and then polish with a cloth or brush. This removes any excess shoe cream and makes the leather shine. When dry, treatment with a waterproof spray will guarantee protection from dirt and moisture.

NUBUCK :: To restore the fluffy appearance of nubuck, roughen it up with a brush once it is dry. The shoe can then be waterproofed with a specific spray and, if needed, with a product to refresh the colour. When dried, the leather must be roughened up again.

WAXED NUBUCK :: To clean waxed nubuck, we recommend a foam product. To retain the matt surface lustre, apply a generous coat of special wax. At last, to restore the gentle natural shine, polish the shoe with a soft cloth.

PATENT LEATHER :: We recommend a gentle foam product for cleaning your patent leather shoes. To retain elasticity, it needs to be treated with a special liquid or spray product - never a grease-based product, since this will leave streaks on the patent finish. Use a soft cloth for polishing.

TEXTILE :: Textile based shoes are especially vulnerable to dirt and water. To prevent that dirt penetrates the fabric weave, textiles should always be waterproofed (when they are dry). Before cleaning your shoes with a foam product, dirt should first be removed with a brush. For stubborn stains, repeat the process.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR SHOES BECOME WET DUE TO WATER OR PERSPIRATION
Start by removing loose footbeds. Using a dry rag or towel clean excess water from the outside of the shoe.
Put some newspaper or small towel inside the shoe to dry it from the inside and to draw the moisture out, replacing the moist paper whenever needed. Never place the shoes near a heat source; instead, let them air dry slowly at room temperature.
Once the shoes appear dry, clean and condition with a leather balm or cream and finally polish normally.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Prescribed footwear must be checked periodically by an appropriate professional who will check for wear, damage, etc., and can decide whether this product is still carrying out the clinical function it was indicated for.

Check your feet regularly. If you detect marks, redness or changes to your feet that are caused by footwear, contact the professional who prescribed them as soon as possible.

Check your footwear regularly before wearing. Look for rough edges, ridges or creases, etc., in the upper or sole. Before excessive wear and/or damage, have them repaired.

Whenever possible, have two pairs of shoes and wear them on alternate days to allow the perspiration to dry out. Remove loose footbeds overnight to allow to dry.

Use a shoe horn to save your shoes from unnecessary wear and to keep their shape fit when sliding on and off.