At Aquila, We want you to get the most out of your shoes. To maximise the life of your shoes, you can see our blog post for Product Care Information.
As all of our shoes are made with a leather upper, it is very important to follow these simple rules in order to get the most out of your Aquila shoes.
1. Regular Cleaning
A Clean pair of shoes not only looks better, but will also last longer. Regularly remove dirt and debris from your shoes with a proper shoe brush or a soft non-abrasive cloth.
2. Polishing & Conditioning
Leather footwear needs nourishment to maintain its colour, finish and supple feel. Apply our matching shoe-cream to your shoes sparingly with a soft, lint free cloth. Work the cream evenly over your shoes, making sure not to miss any areas of your shoes, after this is done and you've let your shoes rest briefly, you can use a proper shoe brush to blend the cream into your shoes.
As an optional final step, buffing and polishing your shoes with a clean, lint free cloth will help restore their shine. At this point it is recommended to apply a waterproofing spray to protect your shoes from any water damage.
3. Leather Sole Care
Your shoes may have leather soles. Proper care of leather soles will prolong their life span. Keep your leather soles clean and dry and rotate your shoes regularly to aid in longevity.
Suede & Nubuck Footwear Care
Before wearing your suede or nubuck it is essential to waterproof your shoes. This will add a protective layer that will protect your shoes from moisture and dirt from normal wear. This will not completely protect your shoes and its always recommended to avoid wet weather with suede or nubuck shoes, if the weather is looking a bit dicey, leave your suede shoes at home.
When your suede shoes do start to show some signs of dirt from regular use, it's best to clean them. Suede or nubuck shoes can't be cleaned as easily as leather shoes can. To clean suede or nubuck shoes you'll require an appropriate Suede & Nubuck Shampoo, a suede brush and your waterproofing spray.
To clean your shoes, spray with a suede & nubuck shampoo, then using a lightly abrasive cloth or soft brush, brush down the welts of your shoes. Once this is done, use a suede & nubuck brush working in the direction of the natural grain of your shoes. Allow them to dry and then re-apply your waterproofing spray and let your shoes dry overnight.
If you have any questions regarding the care of your shoes, please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 1300 427 845.
Please note our customer services hours are between 9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday. All enquiries outside of these business hours will be attended to on the next business day.