We recommend protecting the leather of the sandals when they first arrive by treating the leather straps (but not the footbed) with a leather preservative. Using a soft, clean cloth, rub small amounts of leather balm into the material until it is fully absorbed. You can also do this to revitalise the leather if it starts to look a bit dull.
It is best to let your sandals rest for a day between wear and allow them to breathe for 15 minutes before storing. If your leather sandals become saturated with water, blot away excess moisture using a cloth and allow them to dry completely in natural light before storing or wearing.
If you notice any discolouration or salt stains, dampen a soft, clean cloth with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water and using circular motions, gently wipe the leather making sure not to saturate the leather in the solution. For stains, lightly brush away any dirt or solid particles with a soft shoe brush. Mix a few drops of hand wash in lukewarm water and using a soft, clean cloth, rub the solution over the affected area until removed. Then wipe away all remaining soap lather. Allow the sandals dry in natural light (but not in direct sunlight) before wearing again. We do not recommend putting leather sandals in the laundry.
Protecting Calf Hair Leather
Pony skin leather shoes (such as the leopard print simple sandals) are made from leather with the pelt left on. Try to avoid oil or excess water getting on them, and if that does happen wipe it dry with a dry paper towel or wait until it dries and use a dry brush to remove any residue. You can spray the shoes with a very thin layer of hair spray to keep the hair down and also add a layer of protection against the elements.