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Care Guides

SAS Genuine Leather

Thank you for choosing SAS. Our shoes are handcrafted for comfort. Briar marks and other leather imperfections are characteristics of natural hides. We do not try to hide or replace them with dyes and stains. Such marks add to the natural beauty of our full- grain leathers.

Essential Shoe Care

As with any fine leather product, proper care is essential to appearance, comfort and wear. Alternating your shoes with another pair from your wardrobe will prove to be less costly, as each pair will wear longer and feel better.

Sole Care

Carefully apply SAS Sole Cleaner to a clean damp rag and buff gently. Repeat as necessary to completely remove all traces of dirt, smudges, or scuffs.

Leather Types

Aniline

  1. Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
  2. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
  3. Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
  4. Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.

Croc

  1. Spray a small amount of Patent Leather Cleaner directly on the shoes.
  2. Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Fabric

  1. We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag.
  2. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Full Grain

  1. Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
  2. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
  3. Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
  4. Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.

Laminate Foil

  1. Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
  2. Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
  3. Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Laminate Nubuck

  1. Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
  2. Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
  3. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Laminate Suede

  1. Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
  2. Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
  3. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Nubuck

  1. We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
  2. Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
  3. Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
  4. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Oily Nubuck

  1. We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
  2. Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
  3. Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
  4. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Patent

  1. Spray a small amount of Patent Leather Cleaner directly on the shoes.
  2. Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Pull up

  1. Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
  2. Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
  3. Apply SAS Pull-Up Leather Cream Conditioner to the shoe with a soft rag, rubbing the cream into the material. Allow the shoe to completely dry.
  4. Gently buff the shoe with a clean, soft, dry rag.

Suede

  1. We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
  2. Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
  3. Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
  4. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Tumble

  1. Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
  2. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
  3. Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
  4. Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.

Wax Nubuck

  1. We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
  2. Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
  3. Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
  4. Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Water Resistant

  1. Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
  2. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.

Aniline/ Laminate Nubuck

  1. For the Aniline portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.
  2. For the Laminate Nubuck portions of the shoe:
    • Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
    • Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Aniline/ Patent Leather

  1. For the Aniline portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.
  2. For the Patent portions of the shoe:
    • Spray a small amount of Patent Leather Cleaner directly on the shoes.
    • Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Full Grain/ Laminate Nubuck Leather

  1. For the Full Grain portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.
  2. For the Laminate Nubuck portions of the shoe:
    • Gently rub the shoe with a damp cloth or rag to remove dirt from the material.
    • Allow the shoe with plenty of time to dry. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Nubuck/ Aniline Leather

  1. For the Nubuck portions of the shoe:
    • We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
    • Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
    • Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.
    • For the Aniline portions of the shoe:
  2. For the Nubuck portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.

Full Grain/ Patent Leather

  1. For the Full Grain portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.
  2. For the Patent portions of the shoe:
    • Spray a small amount of Patent Leather Cleaner directly on the shoes.
    • Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Patent/ Wax Nubuck Leather

  1. For the Wax Nubuck portions of the shoe:
    • We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
    • Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
    • Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.
  2. For the Patent portions of the shoe:
    • Spray a small amount of Patent Leather Cleaner directly on the shoes.
    • Wipe with a dry rag to provide luster.

Full Grain Leather/ Fabric

  1. For the Full Grain portions of the shoe:
    • Apply SAS Shoe Cleaner.
    • Wipe with a damp cloth or rag. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Allow the shoe plenty of time to dry.
    • Apply SAS Wax Polish or SAS Soft Leather Cream Polish in the appropriate color to the newly cleaned areas. Allow for the shoe to dry once again.
    • Buff polished areas with a clean soft rag or the SAS Shoe Brush in order to create luster finish on the shoe.
  2. For the Fabric portions of the shoe:
    • We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Suede Leather/ Fabric

  1. For the Suede portions of the shoe:
    • We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material.
    • Spray Suede/Nubuck leather cleaner on shoes. Use scrub cap from cleaner to loosen any excess dirt.
    • Wipe clean with a soft dry rag and let shoe dry.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.
  2. For the Fabric portions of the shoe:
    • We recommend that you use a nylon bristle brush, such as the SAS Nubuck Shoe Brush to lightly brush away any remaining dirt from the material. Wipe with a damp cloth or rag.
    • Ensure that the shoe is dry before lightly coating with a Water Repellent product, such as the SAS Water Repellent.

Still have a question about taking care of your shoes? Contact our CASA Department via email or call, we're happy to help you out!