How To Care For Your Shoes

How to care for your shoes:

Lola Ramona´s recommended advice on how to take extra care of your new shoes and prolong their life. Whether leather shoes or suede shoes, rubber soles or boots, we hope this guide will help you get the most out of your shoes. We endeavor to make our shoes as comfortable as possible from the first wear, but some constructions and leathers will need ‘breaking in’ and should be worn for short periods at a time to begin with to avoid any discomfort. We recommend that care should be taken near pale carpets and furnishings. A dip-dye process has been used on some of our leather shoes that may initially result in a small amount of dye being transferred. Please be aware that suede and nubuck can never be made entirely colourfast and might rub off on white socks and laces.

 

Basic Shoe-care:

Brush away any surface dirt with a clean soft brush on a regular basis and make sure that you change the top lifts, so that the heels do not get damaged. If you remember to use a shoehorn your shoes will love you, since it keeps the area of the heel in a mint condition. 

There are also particular types of brushes such as a suede brush that will work for certain materials and are a helpful part of anyone's shoe care kit. After extended use of the brush, use a damp cloth with warm water and a very mild soap if required. Before you polish your shoes ensure they are dry and wipe them over with a dry soft cloth to remove surface dirt. 

Description of our vegan products:
The vegan materials we use (Polyurethane plastic) comes in two forms rigid and flexible. Lola Ramona products are NOT made from the traditional rigid plastic filaments, which are long fibers that makes it hard for the feet to breathe.We use a flexible vegan leather version with stacked fibers. which is small pieces of fibers that are pressed together, and allow your feet to breathe in the same way that leather and cotton materials do. All Lola Ramona vegan styles are flexible and very soft. 
How to care for Vegan leather products:
It's super easy to deal with - and does not need to be waterproofed.
If they get dirty, just wipe it over with a damp cloth. We recommend warm water with some washing up liquid and a non-abrasive cloth. Wring the cloth out so that it's not dripping wet and wipe over. Follow up by drying off with a soft cloth such as a microfiber cloth. This stops general wear and tear and everyday marks from building up and making the surface look grubby
How to care for textile products:
One of the best ways to protect your shoes from dirt and stains is to
spray a thin layer of protector spray onto them. Be sure to spray thinly and evenly and repeat after 30 minutes. Then let the shoes dry in a clean area before wearing them out into the world. If they are white, you can refresh the color with “Touch White”. And please.. Do not throw them into the washing machine.
Description of our leather products:
Our leather products comes in different versions. Smooth shiny leather, smooth matte leather, suede, patent and nubuck. Leather is a animal product. Our leather is stacked fibres and its breathable and flexible.
Our leathers are mainly from cow.
How to care for our smooth leathers (both shiny and matte):

Leather uppers are a porous and breathable material and are not naturally waterproof - using a protector spray will help give the leather a waterproof coating to help combat bad weather. Never use liquid polish applicators as they can contain chemicals that destroy the leather’s surface. Please note that most treatments can alter the colour and appearance of the leather slightly. We recommend testing new products on an inconspicuous area first, when you get a new pair. 

How to care for our suede & nubuck leathers:
 Before wearing your suede shoes or nubuck leather shoes use a preventative water and stain repellent spray, this should be regularly applied. Use a gentle suede or nubuck shoe brush to remove any dirty marks and to restore the nap.
 How to care for our patent leather & Vegan products:
 Patent is a lacquered surface and can be both leather & Vegan. Use a soft, dry and clean cloth to buff the surface using circular motions to bring up the shine.
  
Winther salt spots:
If salt have left their mark on your shoes. You can buy special care kit to take care of this. If you do not find this kind of kit. You can actually remove nasty salt spots on your boots with a little lukewarm skimmed milk. Use a cloth and dip gently. Allow the boots to dry completely before jumping into them again.