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Shoe Care Guide


Cleaning, Caring and Protecting your shoes is key
for a long life and have them looking the best.
Our selection of Shoe Care products together with the Shoe Care Guide is one important step in
our work to minimize and substitute chemicals to less environmentally harmful substances. There
is still no efficient way to fully recycle shoes. Therefore, making your shoes last, is also the best
way to ease the strain on our environment.





1. Clean

The first step is always to
clean the shoes. Prepare
the shoes to be polished
by removing all dirt with a
damp cloth, brush or a shoe
foam cleaner.

2. Care

Second step is to refresh
and nourish with a gentle
and suitable leather polish,
cream or wax.

3. Protect

The third step is to protect the
shoes from dirt, rain and dampness.
Regular shoe care is automatically
also long term protection, especially
for leather where wax can be applied. 
If you use a repellent product, make
sure it is water based and follows
chemical regulations.





The Materials



Oily Leather

Oily leather is when the leather
is treated with oil during the
material preparation and/or in 
the finishing process. Clean the
dry shoe with a soft brush and
use foam Cleaner to remove dirt
and to restore. Use wax to provide
an even stronger protection against
water and, if you wish, finish off 
with water based Protector.

Soft Leather

Regular soft leather lasts a long time
if kept from being dehydrated. Clean
the dry shoe with a soft brush and
use foam Cleaner to remove dirt
and to restore. Apply Shoe Cream 
which provides a gentle nourishment
and to restore the colour. Leave to
dry. Then polish the surface with a
brush. Use wax to provide an even
stronger protection against water 
and/or, if you wish, finish off with
water based Protector.


Nubuck has a sanded surface which
gives it a natural velvety finish. Oiled
or waxed nubuck already has a water
repellent capacity, that needs to be
maintained. Clean the dry shoe with
a soft brush and use foam Cleaner to
remove dirt and to restore. Finish off
with water based Protector. Leave to
dry 24 hours.


Suede is either split leather or the
back side of the leather, which is
treated to get a soft finish. This
leather is sensitive to water and
attracts dirt easily, therefore it is
important to treat your suede shoes
regularly. Clean the dry shoe with
a suede brush and use foam Cleaner 
to remove dirt and to restore. Finish
off with water based Protector.




to do

The Right
Treatment Product

Remember that you need
different products and tools
depending on the material.
Ask your Vagabond staff
for advice.

Time to Dry

Let your shoes rest at least
24 hours before using them
again. Use a shoe tree as soon
as you are not wearing your
shoes, they help maintaining
the shape of your shoes.


When you are not using
your shoes, wipe them off
and keep them in their
shoe box or in your shoe
closet for storage.




Dry clean kit

Cleaning kit for suede, nubuck
and textile shoes. The cleaning
block removes stains and dirt
and the brush restores the
surface keeping it clean.


A water based cleaning foam
that effectively and gently cleans
shoes and bags. Suitable for leather,
suede, nubuck and textile.

Shoe cream

Provides a gentle nourishment
and keeps the shoes looking
good longer. Suitable for all
types of leathers.


Natural wax which provides
a strong protection against
water. Use on matte, oily and
waxed leathers. It’s suitable
for nubuck but not for suede.
Cannot be polished to shine.


Helps refresh and nourish your 
shoes. Restores the colour and 
prevents the material to dry out.
 Suitable for nubuck 
and suede.


A water based protector free
from fluorocarbon. Efficient
against wet and dirt and suitable
for leather, suede, nubuck and
textile. Recommended for shoes
to withstand a tough environment
by protecting also against
stains, salt and oil.

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