PRODUCT CARE

 

 

 

In order to keep your ABO products in good condition, we advise following the below care instructions:

  • Keep the leather area clean and dry using a dry soft cloth

  • Always store your products away from light and heat

  • Protect your leather good from rain and moisture

  • Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces

  • Keep your ABO`s in a box

The soles of your ABO shoes are made of a 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:

Affixing a leather sole is recommended as this will protect them from the heat and rain and they will last longer.

Please note for our colored soles that the lacquer will wear off with the use of the shoes. This is not a manufacturing defect of the shoes; it is usual wear and tear.

It is only natural for the shape of the shoe to change over time. Not only will your ABO shoes mold to the shape of your own foot but they may stretch further with extensive wear. As leather is indeed a skin, after extensive wear it may begin to wrinkle.

A simple method for prolonging the suppleness of the leather is to stuff your shoes with tissue paper after being worn. 

Please notice that ABO shoes are completely handmade, therefore tiny imperfections are possible.

ABO strongly recommends that our Customers consult a leather care professional or a shoemaker for specific care advice.

Here is how you should care for your ABO shoes, regarding type of leather/fabric used on your pair:

Calf and Napa leather - 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. A neutral leather conditioner can be used to maintain the softness of the leather however ensure this is spot tested and thoroughly dry before use.

Suede often has subtle color variations due to the rub of the leather. Excess exposure to water or other liquids may result in staining so we recommend using a protective spray however ensure to spot test this first on an inconspicuous area of the leather. If you find a small build up of dirt, suede can be cleaned with a soft leather cleaning brush however ensure this is not overly abrasive to the leather.

This material is very absorbent and therefore once a stain is deeply ingrained it can be impossible to remove. We recommend that products in pale colors are sprayed with a suitable suede protector.

Metallic leather - please be aware that as with all metallic finishes, with time and abrasion, some surface finishing may be lost. Due to the metallic finish on the leather, we advise avoiding liquids containing alcohol or solvents. 

Metallic crinkled leather - a detailed artisan process is used to create metallic cracked leather, resulting in skins that are unique. As with all metallic finishes, with time and abrasion, some surface finishing may be lost. Care for this material as you would for suede products. Due to the metallic finish on the leather, liquids containing alcohol or solvents should be avoided.

Mirror metallic leather finish to this material may develop wrinkles with constant flexing; this is considered the natural wear of the product and not a fault. Should the leather become wrinkled or scratched, there is no way to restore it. While treating the leather with any alcohol based liquids will damage the metallic finish, Mirror leather can be cleaned by gently wiping it with a soft damp cloth and dried immediately. Products made of mirror leather should be stored away from direct sources of humidity and heat.

As with all glitter leathers, the glitter finish may be removed with wear and abrasion. This is not a fault and the glitter finish cannot be re-applied. We advise against treating with any liquids containing alcohol as this will damage the finish. Clean the product by gently wiping with a soft damp cloth and drying immediately. Do not use any cleaning products.

Patent leather is made from real leather finished with a mixture of acrylic and polyurethane which gives a longer lasting, durable finish. Dirt adhering to patent can be easily removed with a damp cloth. With wear, patent leather may eventually lose its glossy finish. Patent will easily absorb ink or pigments so we advise that products are kept in their dust bag when not in use and avoid contact with dark or heavily printed materials. Care should be taken to avoid contact with alcohol or any type of solvent.

Grainy Leather is a relatively strong leather but can still become marked with wear and as with all leather products will require occasional maintenance. Any loose dirt can be wiped with a soft damp cloth and dried immediately away from direct heat. Due to the finishing wax on the leather, solvents and liquids containing alcohol should be avoided.

Glitter Fabric is delicate fabric and can be damaged by friction, such as a full length dress on a shoe, or a bag brushing against a leg. With wear, the fabric will lose a small amount of glitter and as this is the nature of the fabric, it is not considered to be a fault. If an area of the product becomes bald, the glitter cannot be reapplied. We therefore recommend glitter fabric merchandise is handled with utmost care. Do not treat with any liquids containing alcohol as this will cause permanent damage.

Floral Woven Fabric - any loose dirt may be wiped away with a soft damp cloth. We would advise against the use of any cleaning products, especially any containing solvents which will damage the fabric. Avoid scratching and snagging as this cannot be repaired once it occurs. 

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