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Caring Instructions

Useful tips on shoes care

For different materials there are usually different care instructions. Here you will find, for each material, 3 simple steps for prolonged enjoyment of your shoes.

Smooth leather

  1. Removal of surface dirt with a soft brush or damp cloth
  2. Apply special shoe cream in a matching colour or neutral tone
  3. After the cream has been absorbed gently buff (with a soft cloth or brush)

Nubuk leather/Suede leather


  1. Remove dust and dirt with a brush and if necessary bring up the nap with a copper wire brush.
  2. It is essential to treat the shoes with a waterproof spray, as these types of leather are most susceptible to moisture.
  3. Use colour matched or neutral tone care sprays.

Special suede cleaning rubbers are available for stubborn stains, sweat bands and bare spots. The cleaning effect is based on tiny abrasive particles mixed in with the rubber that remove a small layer of leather together with the dirt sticking to it. Caution should be taken to avoid applying strong pressure and damaging the leather!

Patent Leather

  1. Clean with a damp cloth or sponge
  2. Apply a patent leather care product to preserve the elasticity
  3. Polish gently


  1. Remove light stains with a special fabric brush
  2. Remove heavy stains with a fabric-foam cleaner
  3. Waterproof

Nylon or high-tech materials can be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge.

GORE-TEX® Footwear

General maintenance advice for footwear with GORE-TEX®membrane. This short routine will enhance the performance of your footwear and it adds to the durability:

  • Clean the upper material with a soft brush or cloth and lukewarm water. Rinse of any sand, gravel or dirt - even the inside of the boot. Remove the inlay sole.
  • Let dry in room temperature. Please avoid direct heat. No tumble dry. If needed convection style boot dryers can be used.
  • Water repellant spray can be applied when footwear is dry - please also apply on shoes laces. This is only necessary when the original finish has worn off or due to heavy use.

GORE-TEX® Clothes

Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.


Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.


Do not use chlorine bleach.


Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.


If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate the DWR treatment on your garment’s outer fabric.

Dry Clean

Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear distilled hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing and then spray DWR on the garment’s outer fabric before drying. Follow garment manufacturer’s instructions.

Water Repellent Treatment

When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment (available at local outdoor retailers) to the garment’s outer fabric.
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