Leather & Satin/Suede Care
At Nalebe, we pride ourselves in using the highest quality materials to create our shoes; all of which are sourced carefully and tested extensively prior to production and sale. To ensure you get maximum enjoyment from your favorite pieces we recommend following the care instructions below.
We recommend storing your shoes in a cool, dry place and avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight, heat and moisture. Avoid excessive abrasion and wearing with contrasting colors to prevent color transfer. Should your piece come into contact with water, it should be dabbed with a dry cloth to absorb any excess liquid and allowed to dry naturally.
Please note, all types of leather and delicate materials – including metal accessories and hardware – are affected by humidity. Please take care to avoid direct contact with water, salt, heat, oil, grease, and alcohol, alongside any materials which may transfer color pigments onto your product.
Slight variations in appearance and finish are entirely normal for all natural materials.
Our luxurious leather soles wear with time and use, this is particularly applicable to pointed toe styles. We recommend rotating the pieces you wear each day to maximize their longevity.
Always store your shoes in dust bags when not in use and ensure protective tissue or shoe sticks are utilized to help maintain their shape. Delicate embellishments and metal hardware should be preserved using protective packaging whilst your shoes are in storage
How do I take care of my suede shoes?
- Seal the suede with suede protective spray to help repel dirt as well as prevent staining
2. Let the suede breathe. Store in a cool and dry place. Do not store suede shoes in plastic containers.
3. Avoid adding water or over exposure to direct sunlight (will fade suede)
4. Clean your boots before the end of each season.
- Before cleaning, brush away dirt with a soft bristle (ideally nylon) brush or dry rag. Gently blot any stains with a damp cloth. Follow the grain of the fabric and work your way up the shoe starting from the toes. Note that you should never use hot water on satin, as this can result in shrinkage.
Delicate Material Care -
How do I store my #NALEBE Furs/delicate material?
Do not store your fur in a bag of any type. Bags reduce air flow and therefore circulation of moisture, which can speed up the drying out (biodegradation) of your fur. Bags can also cause wear and broken hairs over time, at the points where it rests against the fur. For the same reason do not try to protect your fur from dust by hanging a piece of cloth over the shoulders. Use of garment bags is OK for short periods of time when you are specifically trying to protect your fur during TRAVEL.
Hang your fur away from heat sources such as radiators and heat vents. Heat can cause dry-rotting. Dry-rot is when the natural oils in the leather and hairs of the fur are evaporated and the biodegradation process speeds up exponentially. Once the natural oils are depleted from a fur there is no way to replenish them.
Things to remember...
- Allow your fur or other garments proper space in your closet
2. Furs like cold, hate heat.
3. Furs don’t like friction or chemicals (perfumes, hairspray etc)