Product Care

We use 100% genuine leather to make all of our clogs. To maintain the quality and appearance of your clogs we have provided some basic tips for each of the leather types we use in our production below, as well as our wood bases. 

 

NUBUCK LEATHER CARE

Stains

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 to turn 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 befor it dries.

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

Water

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 Guard-More Water and Stain protector that you can find more information about here.

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. 

 

VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER CARE, NUDE COLOR

By treating leather with leather conditioner, you restore the natural oils and lubricate the leather fibers, preventing scuffing, cracking, and staining. The leather conditioner also provides a mild weather barrier. You can find more information about Bickmore Leather Conditioner here

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

 

VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER CARE, OTHER COLORS

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.

By treating leather with leather conditioner, you restore the natural oils and lubricate the leather fibers, preventing scuffing, cracking, and staining. The leather conditioner also provides a mild weather barrier. You can find more information about Bickmore Leather Conditioner here

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

 

WOODEN BASE CARE

Our wooden bases feature a lacquer finish. This helps prevent staining or discoloration of the base. If you do get stains or marks on your wooden base, there are various aids you can use to remove stains and dust from your wooden base, depending on the kind of stain or mark.

A soft shoe brush will remove dust and Nubuck leather nap residue. Using a mild detergent on a damp cloth will remove lighter stains. Even something as simple as an eraser will work wonders on certain marks or stains. 

Although wood is sturdy, it is also a surprisingly fragile natural material that is subject to cracking or chipping if not careful. 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.

 

***DISCLAIMER*** 

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.