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How to Care for Leather Elevator Shoes?

CHAMARIPA Elevator shoes is crafted from premium materials for uncompromised comfort and exceptional durability. Our tips and cleaning advice below will help you care for your shoes, so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Tips of how to wear your leather elevator shoes:

1. Avoid wearing leather shoes under inappropriate circumstances: rain, sport, mountaineering, riding a motorcycle or bike, slippery ground, rugged terrain, snow, sand;

2. A shoe horn helps protect the back of your shoes as you slide your foot in, maintaining its shape and fit.

3. Do not step on the shoes heel while taking off your shoes.

Tips from the CHAMARIPA Footwear Experts:

1. Every so often, give your favorite pair of shoes the day off. This allows them to air out, which dries out the moisture so the leather lasts longer.

2.For shoes you wear less frequently, you can use a cedar shoetree to help absorb moisture and maintain their shape.

3.Always allow your shoes to dry at room temperature, away from a heater. Heaters can cause leather to dry out and become brittle, and can also harm the adhesives.

4.Don't store your shoes in shoe boxes for long periods of time. Prolonged storage can cause certain footwear materials to deteriorate, particularly in humid climates.

5.When applying any chemical to a product you own, it is always best to do pre-test in an inconspicuous area before applying to the entire surface area.

*Cleaning Your CHAMARIPA Footwear

Different types of leather require different types of care, so we made this handy guide for keeping your shoes clean and looking their best.

Full Grain Leathers

1.To remove dirt, wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dried-on dirt and dust. Then dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe again. Allow leather to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight and direct heat sources (like heat vents) that can dry out the leather.

2.Use a high quality cream polish that matches the shoe color, then buff to a shine.

3.Avoid liquid shoe polishes and silicone sprays.

Beeswaxed and Oiled Leathers

1.To remove dirt, wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dried-on dirt and dust. Then apply a cleaner such as Penguin P100 Instant Cleaner (available at many athletic and sporting goods stores). Allow leather to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight and direct heat sources (like heat vents) that can dry out the leather.

2.Apply a leather protector and restorer, which are composed of oils and other non-water-soluble compounds like lanolin to help guard against water damage to the leather. (Please note this may darken the color of your beeswax leather.)

Patent Leathers

1.Use a soft damp cloth and a drop of mild soap to remove any haze.

2.A patent leather cleaner that contains silicone will return the high gloss.

Cow leather, Crocodile skin, Ostrich skin.

To remove excess moisture and dirt, dust, and other contaminants, gently rub the affected area of the these leather product with a soft, dry towel or cleaning cloth to soak up the majority of the excess moisture. Once that is done, hang-dry the item to finish removing excess moisture. It is important to avoid using direct sunlight or any other direct heat source when drying the leather, as that may cause damage to the finish and result in discoloration or cracks.

Sheepskin Care

A mild detergent or baby shampoo with cool water can be used to spot clean. For difficult spots, use a suede brush or toothbrush. Hand-blot as much moisture as possible and dry away from direct sunlight or heat to preserve the natural oils in the leather. Submerging sheepskin may shrink your leather and matt the fur, but after a few wears, the sheepskin will stretch back to a comfortable fit.

Smooth Leather, Deerskin

Choose a delicate leather cream to clean and preserve your leather’s soft, supple texture.

Suede and Nubuck Leathers

1.To clean, use a rubber eraser to remove dirt and smudges. Then, brush lightly with a soft brush specifically for suede and nubuck products.

2.Care should be taken to brush in the same direction. If you brush in different directions, some suedes will give the appearance of being two different colors.

3.Never use a wire brush or polish on suede or nubuck. (Some suede brushes do have wire in the center, which is specifically made for use on suede).

4. Follow up with a silicone spray for water and stain resistance.

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