Care of shoes
At present in all EU countries there is the duty of marking the used materials in the main parts of shoes, mostly by pictorial form, so called pictograms.
The terms and the corresponding pictograms for the part sof shoes:
- TOP MATERIAL
- LINING AND INSOLE
Due to these pictograms we can guess ourselves what we can expect from the shoes and how to take care of them:
- before using preservatives it is very important to make your shoes clean. We usually use a dump cloth for the top of shoes, a brush for lining, some water and detergent. Only then it is necessary to impregnate the shoes. The type of impregnation is chosen according to the top material – only varnished leather is not impregnated.
Plain and polished leather
First of all we clean the shoes by using a brush, a soft cloth, eventually a dump sponge. Water-repellency can be higher when using preservatives.
If shoes are soaked take notice of early cleaning and drying and polishing them by the special polish for appropriate type of leather.
Velvet leather and nubuck
Dirtiness is cleaned by crapy brus hor by the special gum. On the clean shoes use special colourless or coloured spray which add needed oil and they are also water-repellent.
Dirtiness is cleaned by using a dump cloth, we protect these shoes from frost by using special agents for varnished leather.
We clean them by brushing. You can also wipe them out when they are dump but only according to the type of textile and dirtiness. Oily spots are cleaned by benzine for textile. We impregnate them by spray for textile.
The care of these shoes is very easy. They are washed by a dump cloth, eventually by light detergent and then thea are dried. You do not have to polish these shoes. The top must be protect from the direct contact with sharp and rough subjects. Do not expose them to the higher temperatures than 40°C.
When putting on shoes of closed style always use shoelift to avoid breaking of the heel part. Never wash shoes in the washing maschine.
Service life of shoes is not unlimited therefore change your shoes and do not use only one pair.
Use the right shoes for different purposes.