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Cleaning and care of natural shoes

How do I care for and clean my vegan and organic shoes?

  how do I care for and clean my vegan and organic shoes

Our NOAH – organic shoes are so comfy that you won’t want to take them off. Should they get dirty, they will need a little bit of care to keep them looking spick and span. The best way to take care of your shoes is to clean them regularly, ideally, before too much dirt builds up. Our care instructions will guide you on how to make your shoes last and maintain that fresh feeling for your feet.

  

Cleaning your NOAH – organic shoes

Should you prefer to machine wash your shoes, please take the following into account. It’s important to choose a machine setting for delicates and wool and to cushion the shoes by washing them with towels. Washing your shoes in a machine can cause colours to fade and potentially damage the glue (water-based used for models that are not vulcanised). 

Although our hand washing method demands more time and effort, it will help maintain the durability of your shoes. We highly recommend that you hand wash your shoes.

Hand washing your NOAH – organic shoes

Use a soft brush to remove as much dirt as possible. Remove the laces and wash them separately in the machine with similar colours.

You will need:

-    A bucket
-    Warm water
-    Detergent
-    A brush or a sponge
-    An old towel
-    Waste paper

Cleaning steps:

  1. Fill a bucket with 2-3 litres of warm water and add 1-2 teaspoons (15-30ml) of liquid detergent. If you wish to use powder detergent, make sure that the powder dissolves entirely.
  2. Briefly immerse the shoe in the water and scrub the exterior with a soft brush e.g., a toothbrush. Briefly immerse the shoe in the water again to remove any excess dirt. Continue scrubbing until the dirt is gone. Try to avoid excessive contact with the water.
  3. Rinse the shoe with clean, lukewarm water.
  4. Dry off any extra moisture using a towel.
  5. Put your shoe in a warm, dry spot to dry off. Do not to place the shoe in direct sunlight.
  6. Stuff the shoe with waste paper to soak up any excess water as it helps the shoe keep its shape. Remove the paper after a couple of hours.

Remember to let the shoe dry fully before wearing it again.

Can my shoes get wet in the rain?

  

Should your vegan and natural shoes get wet and show no visible traces of mildew, you can simply let them dry before putting them on again.

If, however, mildew has formed on the shoe then its best to rinse them with clean water (see steps 3-6 above) and leave them to dry.