How to look after your safety shoes
The key to success: alternate between several pairs of shoes
Our no. 1 tip: if you can, alternate between two pairs of safety shoes. That allows them to dry out if they have accumulated any moisture during the day. Ideally, you should leave your shoes to dry at room temperature (20°C) in a dry place away from any direct heat source (fireplace, radiator, stove).
For your general foot hygiene, it is recommended that you treat your shoes with fungicidal and bactericidal products.
How to look after the leather and fabric
Leather needs to be nourished, softened and protected so that it does not become stiff and cracked.
Smooth leathers are easy to care for: just wipe them over with a slightly soapy soft cloth, then apply shoe polish or cream.
Similarly, impregnated leathers should be gently cleaned with soapy water and a cloth. Once they have dried, you can apply a special grease for impregnated leather.
As for suede and nubuck, they need to be brushed with a soft brush to remove dust, then treated with a waterproofing spray against the weather, dirt and grease and oil stains. They should be treated with waterproofing spray before they are first used and after each time they are cleaned.
If white salt stains appear, brushing and polishing is recommended.
And what about fabric shoes?
Always treat your shoes with waterproofing spray before you wear them for the first time. As for routine cleaning, wait for mud to dry before removing it with a soft brush. Again, your best ally is a damp cloth and some household soap. Always remember to take out the loose insole before cleaning your shoes. The should be dried in the open air and systematically re-treated with waterproofing spray.