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Rules of usage and care of Vanda Novak shoes
The production of Vanda Novak shoes is carried out with environmental carefulness and awareness with the intention of reducing the usage of chemical substances. Our products are made from natural leather hence, the probability of occurrence of certain differences in the appearance of individual pairs of shoes, e.g., crushings and wrinkles of the leather.
Vanda Novak shoes have linings and paddings made from vegetable- tanned leather. They may get discolored depending on the personal way of usage and pH of the human skin. When deciding of purchase footwear withe leather lining, take into consideration the possible coloration of the tights, socks, or feet. Leather soles tend to wear off much faster than soles made of synthetic materials. 

1. Cleaning grain leather
Using a damp cloth ar a swab slightly soaked with water, remove the remains of dried mud and unaesthetic white stains from the shoes. The shoes should be left to dry after cleaning. Once completely dry, they are ready for impregnation. Shoes should be cleaned partly, avoiding excessive leather contact with water, which maye result in discoloration and loss of leather flexibility. Shoes should be left to dry at room temperature. Do not use any chemicals to clean the leather (e.g., solvents, gasoline, removers). Before applying any products on the shoes, test only a small section, checking the effect of the product on the color, structure, and other attributes of the leather. Provided that effect is correct, you can follow the further steps.
2. Maintenance of grain leather
The next step is to use pommadier (shoe cream) in the color of the leather for additional enlivening of the leather and its color. Optionally. before applying the cream, you can apply a fat which will prepare the shoes for the toughest weather conditions ans salt streets. Then, wait a few minutes until the complete absorption of the cream. The next stage consists of brushing the shoes the shoes with a horsehair brush. This way the excessive paste will be removed, leading to a subtle shine of the shoes. The last step of maintenance is the application of the nutritional and protective wax, which creates the first barrier in case of contact with water, salt, and pollution.Repeat this step every 6 uses.
3. Rules of maintenance of other materials




Plain and crocodile-embossed leather Clean with a damp cloth or brush. Remove the old layer of paste. Use colored creams and pastes matched to the color of the surface. For leathers with shading effect, use colorless creams and pastes. Polish with a soft cloth or horsehair brush.

NUBUCK, VELOUR Remove the dirt with a special brush. Apply special products for this type of leathers, coloring for enlivening the color and impregnating. Do not use any pastes or creams.

Clean with a damp cloth. Products for synthetic leather can be used.

Clean with a soft brush or a damp cloth. Spray foams may be used as well as the ones with cleansing and enlivening the color effect.


4. Care and maintenance of the leather sole

One of the most important elements of taking care of the leather sole is greasing. It inhibits the wear of the leather and works anti-skidding. Greasing should be carried out no more than 3 times a year. The sole should be cleaned and dried before starting the greasing process. Greasing should be done moderately as the excess of product may lead to softening or damaging the leather. After greasing, allow the sole to dry completely before another use. 

5. Shoe storage

To avoid possible deformations of the shoes, it is best to store them in an original box along with paper fillers. Additionally, keep them away from any products made of leather or other possibly coloring materials.

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