For 30 years, Panther’s mission has been to develop the best safety shoes, that not only protect the foot from accidents, but also respect its natural morphology and physiology, helping the worker to feel less tired. Two amazing brands were created: Panther, for specialized and extreme working environments, and Aboutblu, versatile footwear combined with an original design.
In order to keep your shoes looking good and make them last longer, it’s important that you look after them. Below are some tips that will help them last longer!
OUR SHOES SHOULD NOT BE MACHINE WASHED, THIS DRIES THE LEATHER OUT AND CAUSES IT TO SHRINK. SHOULD YOU WANT TO FRESHEN THE SHOES UP THERE IS A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE TRICK:
Simply remove the insoles and machine wash them at 40 degrees. Do not tumble dry, nor on a radiator to dry.
The surface of the shoe is easily cleaned using a damp cloth and a mild soap if necessary. Never use acetone or other solvents.
To get into the crevices around the sole, an old tooth brush will do the trick. For stain removal on suede/nubuck use a suede eraser.
Once cleaned, use a suede spray to freshen up. If heavily soiled you can use a suede shampoo.
Should your shoes get wet, see point 4.
IF YOUR SHOES ARE SUBJECTED TO HARSH, WET ENVIRONMENTS OR/AND THEY ARE MADE OF WAXED LEATHER, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE SHOE / LEATHER GREASE.
This makes them last longer and stay supple and water resistant. Do this regularly. This is especially important during the winter months when your shoes are subjected to snow and slush.
The better your shoes are maintained, the longer they will last!
IF YOUR SHOES ARE WET WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF, YOU SHOULD WIPE THEM DOWN WITH A DAMP CLOTH.
Let them dry at room temperature. If they dry too quickly there is a risk that the leather dries out and cracks. When completely dry you should brush, polish and impregnate them again.
PROTECT THE COUNTER.
Always use a shoe horn when putting your shoes on, and always undo laces and straps before removing them.
This way you protect the counter from getting stepped on and subsequently worn down
OUR SOLES ARE MADE OF RUBBER, TPU AND PU (POLYURETHANE)
A material that ages over time. This aging process is something that we as a manufacturer have to take into consideration as we bear an environmental responsibility for our products.
Like with a dried out rubber band or an old car tire, the degeneration process kicks in when the product is left unused. The rubber becomes stiff and more likely to crack or even crumble. So this is actually a much faster process if the shoes are left unworn, than if the material is allowed to ‘work’. How you store your shoes also affects the degeneration process, for example in direct sunlight or fluctuating temperatures.
PU is very durable, light and shock absorbing, and the products made with PU are long lasting and very comfortable. - We recommend that your store your shoes at room temperature and wear them regularly to prevent them breaking due to non usage.
NEW SHOES NEED TO BE BRUSHED, POLISHED AND IMPREGNATED BEFORE USE. THE SHOES HAVE ONLY BEEN BUFFED BEFORE LEAVING THE FACTORY:
Start by brushing your shoes using a shoe brush.
Apply either a neutral shoe polish or one that matches the color of your shoes. Apply a thin, even coating and use a cloth, brush or even a nylon stocking to distribute the polish evenly. Take time to really work the polish into the leather.
Brush your shoes again.
Don’t use shoe polish if your shoes contain suede or nubuck, just use a suede brush.
Impregnate your shoes using an impregnating spray, or an impregnating cream for leather shoes. Pay particular attention to seams and edges.
Wipe off any excess and brush the surface.
For added shine use a shine polish that matches the color of your shoes.
To make this last, it is advisable to brush and polish them once a week and to impregnate them at regular intervals.
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