The better you maintain your shoes, the longer they will last and the better they will look.
Here are some shoe care recommendations.
Just like our skin, animal skin loves to be pampered.
A basic care tip is to regularly clean the leather with a dry cloth to get rid of any dirt and dust that may appear with use. Another good practice is to moisturize the leather so it doesn’t dry out and crack. To do that, simply apply a conditioner to the leather with a soft cloth using small circular motions.
The majority of our collection is made from Certified Sustainable Italian Leather.
Please bear in mind that these are fine ecological leathers, whose treatments avoid harsh chemicals, and therefore may be more delicate, and sensitive to scratches.
Suede requires a different kind of treatment since it doesn’t get along very well with water (it may affect its color and texture) – that’s why we recommend avoiding water contact as much as possible. We also suggest applying a waterproofing spray prior to wear it to properly protect it from dirt and stains.
The best way to clean suede is by using a suede-specific brush to wipe away any grime, dry brushing the spot with quick light strokes.
In case your suede shoes get wet, you can try to absorb as much water as possible with a towel or dry cloth and then let them dry naturally at room temperature, in a well-ventilated area.
Currently, most of our shoes are crafted with natural (untreated) leather soles. That means that you can have your shoes resoled by a shoe repair specialist as they wear out.
Some of our new styles feature leather soles with anti-slip inset rubber. In case you live in a country with a tendentially rainy or snowy climate, and the shoe style you purchased doesn't include it, you might want to protect your shoes with a rubber sole.
Storing your shoes correctly is also important to preserve their good shape, and the first thing before doing it is to make sure they’re clean. Another essential tip is to store them away from sunlight in a cool, dry place. For an even more careful storage, you may either store them in their dust bag or inside their shoe box, wrapped in tissue paper.
These recommendations are just guidelines to help prolong the life of your shoes. Auprès is not responsible for the application of treatment products or stains made by customers. If questions arise, please consult a shoe repair specialist.