Shoe Care Nubuck
How to care for Nubuck leather
The key to keeping nubuck in top shape is preventative maintenance. Before you wear the shoes, protect them with a water and stain repellent designed specifically for nubuck. As soon as you notice that water is no longer beading up, spray them again.
Use a plastic or rubber-tipped brush regularly to restore the nap and remove surface dirt before it sets in. Be gentle brushing nubuck. It is softer than suede and is easily damaged.
If you get a stain on nubuck, try to remove it immediately with a solvent-based cleaner made specifically for the material. Oil absorbing blocks are also available. These blocks abrade the leather to bring back the nap and remove stains. Use a less aggressive block with nubuck because of its more delicate nature. If you have a serious stain, you might be better off taking the shoe to your shoe repair professional.
When it comes to leather shoes in general, never stow away dirty shoes. Remember to remove the laces before cleaning and brushing your shoes. After removing the laces, remove any dirt from the leather. Average dirt levels require only brushing while very dirty shoes must be treated with custom (for specific leather type) cleaning products developed specifically for shoes. This type of product can be found in well-assorted shoe stores.
Again, the nubuck is unprotected except for protective sprays that can be applied to the leather, so you should be careful where and when you wear nubuck shoes…gardening in them is certainly not recommended!
To measure your foot size we recommend you to follow these steps:
- Place a clean sheet of paper on the floor, preferably against a wall.
- Place your bare foot on this sheet of paper with your heel against the wall.
- Use a pen/pencil to put a mark on the sheet of paper where your foot ends at the front (infront of your furthest toe). If the sheet of paper is not against a wall, we recommend that you to put a mark on the sheet of paper behind your heel as well.
- Repeat this process for both of your feet as the length of both feet may differ.
- Measure the length of the marking to the end of the sheet of the paper. If you placed two markings (one infront of your toes and the other behind your heel), measure the length between these two points.
- Use the measurement of your longest foot to find your recommended size in the chart below.
Example: If the measurement of your longest foot is 28.1 cm (11.063 inches). We recommend the size 43 EU (10 US / 9.5 UK), as the length of your foot exceeds the length measurement of size 42 EU (9 US / 8.5 UK) and is closest to size 43 EU.
*You can always contact us either by e-mail or by phone for a size recommendation.
| Size chart || || || |
| Length of foot (cm) || Length of foot (inches) || Shoe size (EU) || Shoe Size (US) || Shoe Size (UK)|
|25.9 cm ||10.197" ||40 || |
|26.5 cm ||10.433" ||41 ||8 ||7.5|
|27.4 cm ||10.787" ||42 ||9 ||8.5|
|28.6 cm ||11.260" ||43 ||10 ||9.5|
|29.2 cm ||11.496" ||44 ||11 ||10.5|
|30 cm ||11.811" ||45 ||12 ||11.5|
|30.6 cm ||12.047" ||46 ||13 ||12.5|
*This size guide only applies to our collections and is to be regarded as a recommendation and not something certain. Each individual foot is unique in shape, length and width whereupon it is not possible to give an exact perfect size guide that is individually adapted to each and everyone.