Duckfeet will last you a very long time, if you take great care of them. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure longevity of your Duckfeet.
Leather is skin, and just like you take great care of your own skin by rubbing oils and creme on it, you want to regularly rub your Duckfeet in Leather Care Cream to ensure your shoes stay comfortable and long lasting.
We recommend that you add a thin layer of the Duckfeet Leather Care Cream regularly. Don't use too much; rather use less and do it more often. Let the cream sit for a few minutes and polish with a soft cloth afterwards.
Please ensure that edges and stitching also need to be treated with cream to protect the leather and ensure your Duckfeet resist water.
The best way to clean a pair of dirty Duckfeet is with a damp cloth. When you've cleaned the, let them get really dry after which you should use the leather cream according to the instructions above.
Your Duckfeet are best kept in a dry and ventilated spot. However, if your Duckfeet got soaked, fill them up with crumbled newspaper and let them air dry. When they are completely dry, add leather cream as described above. To ensure the longevity of your shoes, it is recommended that you give your shoes a day's rest between uses. That way your Duckfeet will get rid of moisture, which inevitably come from your feet.
If your Duckfeet got water stains, take a damp cloth and rub the entire shoe, ensuring the leather is equally damp. Let them air dry afterwards, after which you treat them as under the Leather Care heading.
CARING FOR THE CREPE RUBBER SOLE
The soles on your Duckfeet is made from crude rubber. The rubber can get hard at low temperatures, which you can avoid by storing the shoes at room temperature, or between 20 and 25 degrees.
While we know that you can't wait to get into your brand new shoes after receiving them, the sole's may may be inflexible and hard. The same can happen if you leave them in a cold area like a garage or a storage area. We recommend that you put them on the heater until they are soft and flexible again.
You need to avoid contact with solvents. Crepe rubber is rubber, and will dissolve from direct contact with solvents.