Learn how to take care of your Guartela shoes

It is important that the consumer is well aware that like us, shoes get old too, and their performance and their appearance after some time, depends a lot on how each shoe was chosen and used; shoes that are regularly cleaned, appropriately repaired as soon as the first problem appears and maintained with appropriate products, will naturally have a longer life and keep their good appearance and their quality for longer. The shoe is made of cattle leather and as we use moisturizing creams to conserve the skin, shoes should also be cared for with appropriate products such as moisturizer or shoe polish which is essential so that the shoes have longer durability and the recipe is very simple: cleaning and conservation.

The lack of conservation results in weakening of the fibers, accelerating rupture and peeling of the leather finishing. 

Tips to avoid problems

Cleaning:   It is essential that, before applying any product to polish and shine leather shoes, a thorough cleaning is done to avoid scratching by remaining dust particles or dirt stuck onto the leather.If the shoes are too dirty, remove dirt with a damp cloth, leaving no dirt particles on the surface and when dry, apply the shoe polish evenly leaving it on to dry.

Drying: After drying, polish with a dry cloth or a soft brush.

How to dry wet shoes:   Never dry a shoe next to intense heat sources such as clothes dryers, heaters, stoves, ovens nor direct sunlight. High temperatures and attempts to accelerate drying have affected leather by stiffening it and accelerating rupture due to loss of flexibility. Drying must be done at room temperature in a cool place in the shade.

Breathing time: Do not leave boots in an enclosed space when not in use.There must be time allowed for breathing, that is, to allow the perspiration accumulated during use to be released onto the outside, keeping the shoes comfortable and the bactericidal properties active.

Cleaning:   The cleanliness of both shoes and feet should be inspected periodically.

For greater comfort, feet should have straight trimmed nails, cut with appropriate toenail clippers, leaving them slightly longer than the tips of the toes. Feet perspire about 20 grams per day; to prevent the spreading of funghi and bacteria, after daily hygiene, take special care to dry feet well, specially between the toes. Another measure is to keep feet well aired whenever possible; leather shoe liners help the feet breathe.

As for shoes, they should be cleaned inside as needed, with neutral products that do not cause any kind of skin irritation.

When shoes are frequently worn without socks, it is known that the accumulation of dust and perspiration results in a number of small black spots inside the shoe. The use of footwear deodorizers is recommended after cleaning. It is also worth remembering that the shoes should rest for at least 24 hours before being worn again. This allows the shoes to breathe and dry out properly, avoiding bad odor and conserving them for longer.

  • wash with water;
  • do not use soap;
  • dry in the shade in a ventilated place.Forced drying can cause damage that invalidates the footwear guarantee;
  • regularly treat the leather with suitable products;
  • after use, remove the insole to air the footwear and accelerate drying.