We hope you get many miles on your shoes, so here are some recommendations:
Our shoes are not waterproof, so we recommend asking you local cobbler to treat them with waterproof spray before you wear them for the first time.
In case they get wet, dry with a soft, white, clean cloth and let them dry in a ventilated room leaning on a wall, with the toe part pointing up. If the interior is also damp, pack them gently with newspaper. Do not dry them in the dryer, hairdryer, in front of a heater, or in direct sunlight.
If your shoes has been soaked thru, however, take them immediately to your local shoe repair store for professional treatment.
Our shoes are made with delicate materials. Therefore, it is possible that the shoes could become damaged and/or faded.
Be sure to store your shoes in a closet that is not exposed to light or heat.
Light will cause the color of the leather to fade, and heat can dry it out.
It is normal that overtime some leathers may become dry and lose some of their original finish. To avoid and/or fix this, we recommend that you regularly apply a thin layer of leather conditioner cream and buff lightly with a clean cloth. It will gently clean, condition and preserve the finish of the leather. This will help you keep your shoes soft and clean for years to come.
Do not apply leather conditioner on suede shoes.
We also recommend that you have your local shoe repair shop apply rubber soles to your new shoes. This will protect your leather sole, waterproof it, and make it non-skid, giving your shoes a longer lifetime.
Because all our shoes are handmade, some variations and imperfections are inevitable and characteristic of the process.