Care

MATERIALS

All our Avarca leathers are of the finest raw materials. We design piping along the top of some of our sandals for extra style finish. These will be firmer to start with and will mould to your foot with wear.

Below is a description of what each of these Spanish terms mean for the exact leather finish that we use:

  • Ante |  Suede | Leather finished with a fine velvet-like look and feel
  • Nubuck | Suede-like leather | Cowhide leather that feels like suede
  • Napa | Leather | Typically dyed with a very soft temper and matte finish
  • Glitter | Leather | Leather finished with high quality glitter upper that is crumble resistant
  • Metallic | Leather | Leather finished with a shiny metal-like looking upper 

 

Caring for your Avarcas

Leather

Protection

Spray a water & stain protector evenly, using consistent sweeping motions to ensure an even coverage.

Periodically re-protect and re-spray your Benestar’s to resist daily soiling.

Carefully read the instructions on the protector before applying.

 

Cleaning

To remove dirt, wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dried-on dirt and dust.

Then dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe again.

Allow leather to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight and direct heat sources, that can dry out the leather.

Use a high quality cream polish that matches the shoe colour, carefully read the instructions before applying, then buff to shine.

Avoid liquid shoe polishes and silicone sprays.

 

Nubuck and Ante

Protection

Spray a water & stain protector evenly, using consistent sweeping motions to ensure an even coverage.

Periodically re-protect and re-spray your Benestar's to resist daily soiling.

Carefully read the instructions on the protector before applying.

Cleaning

To clean use a rubber eraser to remove dirt and smudges. Brush lightly with a soft brush.

Care should be taken to brush in the same direction. If you brush in different directions, some suede will give the appearance of being 2 different colours.

Avoid wire brushes.

Follow up with a resistance spray for suede and nubuck.

Carefully read instructions on the resistance spray before applying.

 

Metallic

Protection

We don’t recommend using standard water proofer, but a specific neutral metallic protector and cleaner to keep these styles shining brightly.

Cleaning

Use a soft damp cloth to remove dirt and dust.

Use a renovating polish for metallic leather, carefully read instructions before applying.

 

Glitter

The Glitter Benestar's are very delicate and are not designed to be worn as an everyday shoe. They cannot be exposed to water as glitter loss will occur. Some glitter loss is to be expected during wear.