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Care advice

Did you just order a pair of shoes or are you planning to do so? Uppark only sells high-quality leather products. It is important to take good care of your shoes. With a few simple tips, your shoes will stay beautiful and you can enjoy your shoes a lot longer. It is important to know the difference between leather types. Each leather type needs a different treatment. Below are the most important leather types. If you have any questions or would like to have care advice about a specific product, please contact us.

Smooth leather
One speaks of smooth leather when the grain of the hide is visible on the outside of the shoe.

Wax Leather Spray – A Wax Leather Spray offers protection and care for natural and fine smooth leather, perfect for antique, polished and finely waxed or grained leather. Caution: do not use on white materials. The bee wax may cause discoloration. Instructions: Spray evenly several times and allow to dry. Regular use optimizes its protective effect (once after wearing seven times).

Treated leather
Treated leather has undergone an extra treatment. Because of this treatment, the leather undergoes an optical change. An example is whitewashed leather.

Wax Leather Spray – A Wax Leather Spray offers protection and care for natural and fine smooth leather, perfect for antique, polished and finely waxed or grained leather. Caution: do not use on white materials. The bee wax may cause discoloration. Instructions: Spray evenly several times and allow to dry. Regular use optimizes its protective effect (once after wearing seven times).

Soft Gum – The Soft Gum can be used for dry cleaning delicate smooth leather and metallic. It removes dirt, such as scuff marks. Instructions: Gently erase on a dry shoe until the marks are removed from the leather/material.

Greased leather
Greased nubuck or waxed leather is treated with wax on the grain side. Examples are pull-up or scratched leather.

Rustical Spray – The Rustical Spray feeds and protects the leather by using natural waxes and oils. It preserves the special look of waxed or greased leather. Rustical Spray is also suitable for oiled suede, Gore-Tex and other high-tex materials. Instructions: Spray evenly several times and allow to dry before wearing your shoes for the first time. Regular use optimizes its protective effect.

Rustical Bottle – The Rustical Bottle feeds greased leather and keeps the special robust character of the leather. Also suitable for oiled suede. Instructions: Shake before use. Press sponge down lightly, apply evenly and allow to dry.

Suede Nubuck Box – The Suede Nubuck Box is a soft cube used for dry cleaning nubuck and suede. Instructions: Use the soft foam side for roughening and the hard crepe side for dry cleaning.

Suede & Nubuck
Suede is the inner layer of the skin which has been slightly sanded. The velvet-like structure of nubuck is created by lightly buffing the grain side (exterior skin layer). The fibre structure of nubuck is much tighter and nubuck is always high-quality. The material is highly absorbent.

Suede Nubuck Spray – The Suede Nubuck Spray is a high-quality protector spray for nubuck and suede. It is nurturing, makes water and dirt-repellent and prevents dirt penetration. Instruction: Spray evenly several times and allow to dry. Roughen up if necessary. Regular use increases its protective effect.

Nubuck Textile Bottle – This bottle offers care for materials such as nubuck, suede and textile. It is suitable for Gore-Tex®, Sympatex® and other high-tex materials. It protects and gives a colour boost. Instruction: Clean before use. Press sponge down lightly, apply evenly and allow to dry.

Suede Nubuck Box – The Suede Nubuck Box is a soft cube used for dry cleaning of nubuck and suede. Instructions: Use the soft foam side for roughening and the hard crepe side for dry cleaning.

Matte leather
Matte leather has undergone an enriching treatment but it has not been treated as much as smooth leather and is not as greasy as greased leather.

Wax Leather Spray – A Wax Leather Spray offers protection and care for untreated and fine smooth leather, perfect for antique, polished and finely waxed or grained leather. Caution: do not use on white materials. The bee wax may cause discoloration. Instructions: Spray evenly several times and allow to dry. Regular use optimizes its protective effect (once after wearing seven times).

Soft Gum – The Soft Gum can be used for dry cleaning delicate smooth leather and metallic. It removes dirt, such as scuff marks. Instructions: Gently erase on a dry shoe until the marks are removed from the leather/material.

Would you like order a shoe care product? You can find the products here:
www.uppark.nl/nl/producten/accessoires/collonil/