NUBUCK AND SUEDE
Although there is not much visible difference between the two, suede is sanded on the inner layer of the leather and nubuck is sanded on the exterior side. Since the outside layer of a skin is tougher, nubuck tends to be easier to maintain.
Special care needs to be taken for both suede and nubuck shoes. Stains can’t be polished in the same manner as regular leather shoes. To ensure the longevity of the shoes, spray them with both water- and stain-repellent before the first use (available at the eshop: Collonil Nanopro Spray). To clean a suede or nubuck shoe, there are a variety of brushes specially designed for this purpose. Try your local shoe repair or a shoe store to find one that suits your needs. Persistent stains may be removable with sandpaper, though we recommend you talk to a specialist before trying this. As with regular leather the shoes should dry naturally if exposed to moisture, away from heat sources and preferably on a surface that can absorb moisture from below, like a newspaper.
Our boots have been made with care and treated to get the signature Andaluxx look. Cutting and making is made piece by piece and not in automatic machines. Small variations in parts, color and texture are intentional and make each piece unique. We recommend that you treat this product with care at an authorized shoemaker. High quality shoes are an investment, and can with proper care be worn for decades. If your shoes don’t come with rubber-reinforced soles, we recommend that you have your local shoe maker shop apply them. This will protect your sole, waterproof it, and make it non-skid. We recommend that you waterproof your new shoes with a water-repellent protector spray. Since leather is a natural fiber, the appearance and color will change over time and give the shoe a unique look. However, make sure you use a good polish or wax in order to keep the moisture level and appearance at its best. It’s important that you also lubricate the side of the soles so they don’t dry out. If your shoes get damp or wet, allow the shoes to dry naturally, since direct heat will cause the surface to crack. Household paper is a good way to absorb excess moisture from the inside out, but using wooden shoetrees will help rid the moisture and maintain shape. If salt stains are present on the wet leather, mix water with a few drops of lemon and lightly sponge the shoes. Wipe shoes down with a clean white cloth before drying. If untreated, salt stains can become permanent.