HOW TO TAKE CARE OF NOVESTA FOOTWEAR
AT DRY CLEANING SERVICES
The use of reputable cleaning services or relying on experts is always the safest choice. There are more and more companies offering cleaning services not only for clothes, but also for shoes. They do not just clean your trainers and boots, they give them a new look. It is a great choice for those who are busy, but also for those who do not have the patience and the desire to clean their shoes at home.
The second option is to clean your trainers by yourself. It is very important to distinguish the material the shoes are made of since each material requires a specific method of treatment, cleaning and drying. These are the basic types of our materials:
- Suede shoes
- Leather shoes
- Rubber shoes
- Textile shoes
HOW TO CLEAN SUEDE SHOES
The treatment of suede shoes is very specific since every touch leaves footprints on suede. The material is sensitive to excess moisture, dust, sand and mud. We recommend keeping suede shoes away from these conditions if you want to keep your them as long as possible. The old proverb says that “prevention is better than cure”, which is true as prevention helps you keep your shoes in good condition. Take care of any scratches or stains, which are more difficult to remove in case of suede than in case of cotton or other materials. Suede sneakers should not be exposed to direct sunlight too often because it will fade the colour, and we also do not recommend wearing them in damp environments. NEVER wash suede shoes in the washing machine.
It is highly recommended to impregnate suede footwear before the first use. The ideal method can be learnt and a suitable product can be found at every shoe store. Most suede protection and care products are available in sprays, plus you can buy a special suede cleaning brush. The brush is specific - one side has crepe rubber and the other side has nylon bristles. After impregnation of shoes, put them in an airy place and let them dry naturally. Remember that even good impregnation cannot guarantee 100% protection of suede footwear against dirt.
HOW TO CLEAN LEATHER AND RUBBER SHOES
When cleaning leather and rubber shoes, the simplest way to clean them is the use of a damp sponge. Firstly, remove dirt from the shoes. Always use a damp cloth to wipe the shoe surface and the brush to clean the dirty sole. Never wash leather soles, just wipe them with a damp cloth and use a special cleaning product. Secondly, impregnate the shoes with products which protect them from moisture and dirt. Impregnate each shoe surface, except for varnished leather. Right treatment of shoes should be chosen depending on the material. NEVER wash leather and rubber shoes in the washing machine.
HOW TO CLEAN CANVAS SHOES
The most economical way to get the most visible dirt out of your sneakers is to place them in soapy water. Gently clean the dirtiest areas with a brush, then rinse them under water and squeeze out excess water. We always recommend removing laces and insoles from shoes and cleaning each sneaker separately. We DO NOT RECOMMEND washing most types of shoes in the washing machine. If you still choose this option, consider the washing program you choose carefully (NEVER wash at temperature exceeding 30 degrees). Always choose the delicate cycle, preferably with the slowest tumbling and spinning. We also recommend putting sneakers in a luggage bag to protect them from damage. Clean the white soles preferably with a special product and with an old toothbrush. Thanks to such treatments, your sneakers will look like brand new for a long time.
HOW TO DRY YOUR SHOES
The drying process is very important in the treatment of shoes. Never expose shoes to direct sunlight and never place them directly under the radiator or other heating body. It may distort them, fade the colour or even change the colour of shoes due to strong sunlight. It is recommended to put a magazine inside sneakers/shoes (to fill sneakers with a wrapped newspaper), which absorbs moisture, and remember to put your sneakers in a dry and warm place (let them dry at room temperature). Drying will take longer, but you can be sure that the shape and colour of your favourite shoes will be preserved.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF WHITE SHOES
To keep your sneakers white for a long time, you can invest in special products available on the market to help you get rid of dirt and restore the look of your shoes. The best known product is a white shoe polish paste, which you can buy in shoe stores or online. WARNING: Not all shoes can be treated with this product. You can find special pens and other products to restore the colour of white soles in online stores. However, avoiding wearing them in adverse weather conditions works best.