Leathers that have been stained by coffee, food, paint, etc. cannot be removed easily. We recommend seeking a reputable shoe cobbler through your Wolky dealer or locally who can evaluate the severity of the stain and offer solutions.
Always rinse off salt marks as soon as possible using a 50/50 mixture of white distilled vinegar and water applied with a clean cloth. Be sure not to over-saturate. Wipe dry, air-dry until no moisture remains and then follow up with a leather conditioner.
Use a waterproofing spray to reduce the amount of moisture absorbed into your leathers. These sprays also help prevent foreign substances from causing stains. These leather & care products are available for purchase through select Wolky retailers and shoe repair shops.
Wolky footwear is made with genuine premium leathers. With premium leathers, the dye is absorbed through the entire leather. This is better and more costly grade of leather and is apparent by the softness and the suppleness on your feet. Therefore, bleeding can occur even in the best tanned leathers when you sweat. This is not a defect. To remove the staining on your feet, you can use a mixture of warm water and bath salts. Your footbed can be treated with a non-silicone based water resistant based spray to keep the color off of your feet.
While we know it’s hard to resist, we don’t recommend wearing the same pair of Wolkys every day. Giving them a day to rest in between outings lets the leather air out to avoid moisture oversaturation. Sounds like just one more reason to own more than one pair, doesn’t it?
Footwear is purchased to be worn and not stored. We use polyurethane soles as the best protection between our feet and the ground. It is shock-absorbent, lightweight, wear-resistant, resistance to abrasion, water-proof and easy to clean.