Care for your Benestar Sandals.

With our Benestar Sandals being 100% handmade with top quality leather, it is important that you take care of your shoes. Here is some helpful information about caring for your Benny's: 

The Benestar Avarcas are a sandal made using a leather upper and a rubber sole. Their popularity is a result of the ranging patterns, styles and unique leather finishes in addition to being lightweight, yet durable.

In conjunction to the rubber sole, the leather upper of the sandal can be made out of the following products (all 100% leather, but with different features/finishes):

  • Ante |  Suede | Leather finished with a fine velvet-like nap
  • Nubuck | Suede-like leather | Cowhide leather that feels like suede
  • Boxcalf | Leather | A type of leather with a firm consistency and very soft touch
  • Napa | Leather | Typically dyed and noted for its soft temper
  • Potro | Leather 

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.

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

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.

It is important when using any shoe protectant spray it is important that you test on a patch of leather first. 


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