HOW DO YOU CLEAN A PAIR OF MAGUBA CLOGS?
If the wood becomes dirty, it is best to gently clean it with a damp cloth or, if necessary, use soap and water. Lightly sanding with fine sandpaper is a good idea if you want to clean up scratches and dents.
Our clogs absorb foot perspiration to help keep your feet nice and comfortable. If the bottoms absorb too much external water, allow the clogs to dry slowly. Wipe your clogs clean then put them in a dry place at room temperature. Do not heat up your clogs or try to speed up the drying process as this could cause the wood to crack or split.
Here are a few simple tips that can help your Maguba clogs last longer. Keep in mind that leather care depends on what type of leather your clogs are made of.
Vegetable Tanned Leathers:
Because of the natural process and finish, vegetable tanned leather is initially sensitive to water, direct sunlight and heat. Therefore, avoid wearing your clogs in wet weather or leaving them in direct sunlight.
With wear, the leather fibers will become more flexible and the leather will become less sensitive to water. Be very careful if you need to use a cleaning product, cream or oil. Ask for advice when you buy the product from your shoe repair shop, and try on a small hidden spot and start out using a very small amount of the cleaner/cream/oil. Most cleaners and sprays will darken the leather.
Pull Up Leathers:
The pull-up leathers are treated with oils and waxes after being dyed which gives the leather a soft hand, or feel. When the pull-up leathers are stretched or pulled the color migrates and becomes lighter in the pulled areas. This gives the leather a beautiful two-tone effect. Also, the leather will quickly develop a patina with scratches and signs of wear, which is an intentional effect. Scratches can be reduced by rubbing the scratch with your fingers.
There are many cleaning products and creams made specifically for oily and greased leathers. We recommend a shoe repair shop for advice, and to be careful when you try any product for the first time. Always test any new product on a small hidden part of the clog.
Nubuck & Suede Leathers:
To clean nubuck and suede, wipe these leathers with a damp cloth. Then use a nubuck and suede brush to remove stains on the surface of the leather. Nubuck and suede spray provides a layer of protection against water and stains. For the best results, we recommend applying the spray when the clogs are new.
Patent and Coated Leathers:
Use a damp cloth to wipe clean any dirt on the clogs. If this does not work, try soap and water on the spots of dirt.