SHOE CARE INTRODUCTION
Materials of the highest calibre quality are chosen for all RVS’ products. We create beautiful lifestyle shoes that can be worn as often as possible. By way of using this care guide, it helps to ensure longevity and durability.
For all of our products, it is important to keep them clean, dry, out of direct sunlight and in their care bags when not in use.
It is important to always keep the original proof of purchase in the event you believe you have an issue with your shoes.
These recommendations are simply made as a courtesy to those wishing to care for our products and customers who follow these guidelines are solely responsible for the result, excluding Reva Stryder from any responsibility.
HOW TO STORE YOUR REVA STRYDER SHOES
Always store your Reva Stryder shoes in their care bag placed inside the box out of direct sunlight or heat. You can also stuff your shoes with tissue paper before storing. Ensure shoes with brooches and crystal accessories are stored in such a way that they do not pull on any fabric around it. Ensure the shoes are well ventilated before storage.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE SHAPE OF YOUR SHOES
Generally, it is normal for the form of the shoe to change over time, as they will mould naturally to the shape of your own foot and stretch further due to extensive wear. This is because leather is indeed a skin, after extensive wear it may develop wrinkles.
A simple method for lengthening the strength of the leather is to stuff your shoes with tissue paper after being worn.
HOW TO KEEP THE SOLES IN GOOD CONDITION
The soles of your Reva Stryder shoes are made of delicate leather and will therefore naturally wear down with extensive wear. This is not a manufacturing defect, it is a natural process and part of the normal wear of the shoes.
We can offer a few tips for maintaining the soles:
- In the event the soles become very worn down, we recommend replacing them with an additional leather sole as soon as possible. This can be done at most cobblers.
- It is not recommended to walk on wet grass as shoes will get dirty and the stains are very difficult to remove. Affixing a new leather sole is also recommended as this will protect them from the heat and rain and they will last longer.
- Please note that small stains on the leather sole can be softened by rubbing gently with a white eraser.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER HEEL TIPS
With extensive wear the heel tip will naturally deteriorate. It is recommended that these are changed before the inner heel begins to show. This is important as having an unstable heel can lead to balancing issues and effect the shape of the entire shoe.
You can change your heel tip at a shoe cobbler.
HOW TO CLEAN THE INNER SOLES
It is only natural for the inner sole to become dirty or discoloured over time. Regular mild cleaning will enhance the appearance. Simply mix little soap with water and softly brush away the dirt.
If the inner soles need further attention, please seek the guidance of a professional leather cleaner or expert.
TIPS FOR CALF AND NAPPA LEATHERS
As with all skins, leather will wrinkle and soften with age. Light colors especially need to be kept out of contact from water and other liquids. To maintain the shape of your shoes, you can stuff the shoes with tissue paper when not in use. This will help maintain the supple and smooth nature of the leather. When not in use, it is important to ensure leather shoes are dry and well ventilated before storing in their care bags.
TIPS FOR SUEDE
Suede often has subtle colour variations due to the buff of the leather. Suede can be cleaned with a soft leather cleaning brush however ensure this is not overly rough to the leather. When not in use, keep your shoes clean, dry and in their care bags.
If you believe your suede shoes need further cleaning, please consult a professional leather cleaner or expert.
TIPS FOR LACE
It is important to take extra care with lace shoes as it is a delicate fabrication and needs to be kept out of contact from sharp, rough objects that may catch the material. It is important to keep lace out of contact with water or other liquids. Do not apply leather cleaning products to lace.
Contact with liquid may cause lace to stain. It is important to keep your shoes safe from rain, alcohol, oil and other liquids. You can gently remove surface dirt by using a clean, dry, soft cloth. Please seek a professional cleaning service. When not in use, keep your shoes clean, dry and in their care bags.