Finn Comfort shoes are some of the most exceptionally crafted shoes on the market today. Handcrafted in the home of a skilled German artisan, only premium leathers are used for the uppers and linings and natural cork with latex in the footbeds. Buying premium leather and suede products is an investment. These organic materials need special attention to maintain their quality. Following a few care instructions will have your beautifully crafted shoes offering support for years to come.
Keep Them at Room Temperature
A good rule of thumb is never to leave your shoes where you wouldn’t leave your children or pets. Keeping your pair of shoes away from moisture is the key. Kicking them off in the laundry room or garage can expose them to unexpected humidity in the air, which can cause dry rotting and deterioration. Store them in a well-ventilated, controlled environment so they can breathe, and so the moisture can evaporate quickly and naturally. Avoid shoe storage boxes, as these won’t allow the shoes to breathe.
Also, try using cedar shoe trees to help absorb excess moisture and hold the shape of your shoes.
Replace & Alternate Your Footbeds
You likely wouldn’t buy a whole new car if your tires wear down. No need to buy a new pair of shoes when your footbed is no longer giving you the support it once did. Over time, with continued pressure, the footbed will start to wear down and sink slightly. You can pull the old footbed out and pop a fresh one in. Your shoes will feel like the first day you bought them.
We also recommend having a second set of footbeds so you can change them out every couple of weeks. Doing so will prolong the life of each pair. It will also allow any bacteria on your footbed to die, keeping them fresh.
Use a Conditioner
Caring for the exterior of your shoe is important to maintain a beautiful appearance. Depending on the material of your Finn Comfort shoe, you will give it special treatment to prevent any cracking or deterioration. Dirt, humidity, and heat will quickly dry out leather. Rubbing a conditioner, like the Lexol Leather Conditioner on the outside of your Gomeras or other leather exterior shoes, will prevent them from wrinkling up quickly. It will help keep them soft and supple.
For Suede uppers like the Calvia Black Nubuck, a Suede & Nubuck kit will help remove dirt, spots, and stains without changing the color or texture of the suede.
Not sure what your shoe material is? Our customer service team can help answer any questions you may have about the care instructions for your shoes.