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Vegetable Tanned Leathers other than our Nude color is fairly easy to clean; simply use a slightly damp cloth to wipe off anything you may spill. You can simply use Bickmore Bick 1 leather cleaner from our travel size kit to clean your leather.

Our Nude vegetable Tanned Leather is untreated and is highly susceptible to stains from water, dirt, etc. Your Nude Veg Tan will develop leather patina over time as you keep wearing them, and will even out some stains.

Remember to always test any leather care products on a small area before applying to the whole clog.

Another benefit of the rich natural oils, Nubuck leather is naturally water resistant (but not waterproof). Although we do not recommend wearing your clogs for tap dancing in heavy rain, the nubuck leather will certainly survive if you just can't help yourself.

Please remember to put tissue paper or similar inside the clogs to hold the leather up as they dry in order to prevent them from losing shape.

If you want an additional layer of protection on the leather, we recommend Bickmore Gard-More Water and Stain protector.

Avoid heavy oils and waxes as they may darken the leather or alter the finish of the leather.

Remember to always test any leather care products on a small area before applying to the whole clog. 

The leather contains rich natural oils to prevent staining. The best thing you can do for your nubuck leather is to get into the habit of brushing it with an all-natural horsehair shoe brush on a regular basis to help re-nourish the leather.

This will keep the natural oils evenly distributed in the leather, as well as preventing dust particles and dirt from turning into a permanent stain.

If you spilled something on your Nubuck leather that is not water, make sure to wipe off any excess fluids with a clean towel or rag. Take a clean, damp cloth and try to get the stain out as soon as possible. For some stains a damp cloth might do the trick, but for heavier stains you'll want to apply a Nubuck cleaner as soon as possible before it dries.

For marks and light, dry stains, we recommend using a soft rubber shoe brush to work it out.

Our wooden bases feature a lacquer finish. This helps prevent staining or discoloration of the base.

We don't recommend using water on your wood base since it can raise the grain. Even something as simple as an eraser will work wonders on certain marks or stains. 

For more stubborn stains, you can use a fine grit sandpaper and carefully sand off the dirt from your wood base. Make sure you protect your leather by putting a clean cloth or similar over it. 

Coming in contact with hard surfaces, such as staircases, cement curbs or metal objects can cause cracking or chipping. Care should be given as to where you step or walk while wearing wooden base clogs.

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These are recommendations as to how to care for your clogs. Sandgrens is not responsible for methods or application techniques that do not fall within these guidelines. Sandgrens is not responsible if a customer damages the appearance of their clogs as we can not control application methods of these care products and tips.