- DO YOU HAVE ANY NOVESTA ACCESSORIES ON OFFER?
Yes, the range od accessories includes shoelaces in many colours, wooden shoehorns, insoles for Star Master and Star Dribble models. Our new addition is a hand-cast candle made of 100 % soy wax with a wooden wick, which is made for you in accordance with our guiding principles of sustainability, local production and eco-friendliness.
- HOW TO CLEAN COTTON SNEAKERS?
The gentlest way is a manual treatment, where you soak the sneakers in soapy water to get rid of most of the dirt. The dirtiest areas should be scrubbed very gently with a brush, then rinsed under running water and wrung out of excess water. We always recommend removing the laces and insoles from the shoes and cleaning each sneaker separately. We DO NOT RECOMMEND washing most types of sneakers in the washing machine. If you still choose this option, carefully consider the washing program you select (NEVER wash at temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius). Always choose a delicate washing cycle, preferably with the lowest spin speed and spin cycle. We also recommend putting your sneakers in a laundry bag to protect them from damage. White soles are ideally cleaned with a special cleaner and an old toothbrush. Thanks to such treatments, your sneakers will look like new for a long time.
- HOW TO TAKE CARE OF WHITE SHOES?
To keep your sneakers white for a as long as possible, you can invest in special products available on the market that will help you get rid of dirt and restore the look of your sneakers. The most well-known product is a white shoe polish paste, which you can buy in shoe stores or online. WARNING: Not all sneakers can be treated with such a product. In online stores, you can often find special pens and other products to restore the colour of white soles. However, it works best if you avoid wearing them in inclement weather.
- HOW TO CLEAN SUEDE SHOES?
Every touch leaves marks on suede, which is why the treatment of a suede sneaker is very specific. Suede does not like excessive moisture, dust, sand and mud. We recommend avoiding suede sneaker contact with these materials if you want your sneakers to last as long as possible. The good old rule of thumb applies - prevention is the golden remedy for maintaining the appearance of your sneakers. Avoid any scuffs or stains, which are harder to remove from suede than from cotton or other materials. Suede sneakers should not be exposed to direct sunlight often as this causes the top of the sneaker to fade and they are also not recommended to be worn in humid environments. NEVER wash suede sneakers in the washing machine. We strongly recommend that suede sneakers are impregnated before first use. Instructions on the procedure and a suitable inpregnating product can be easily obtained at any shoe store. Most products for the protection and care of suede are available in a spray, and you can also buy a special brush for cleaning suede. It is specific in that it has modified bristles on one side and rubber bristles on the other. After impregnating the sneakers, set them aside in an airy place to dry well. It is very important to note that even a good impregnation is not able to guarantee 100 % protection against soiling of suede sneakers.
- HOW TO CLEAN LEATHER AND RUBBER SHOES?
When cleaning leather and rubber sneakers, the simplest cleaning technique is to use a soft damp sponge. In the first step, remove dirt from the sneakers. Always use a damp cloth on the surface of the sneakers and a brush on the dirty sole. In case of leather soles, never soak the sneakers, just wipe with a damp cloth and use a special product for cleaning leather soles. Afterwards, the sneaker must be impregnated with a products that protects the sneakers against moisture and dirt. You can impregnate every surface of the sneaker, except for patent leather. The care of the sneakers must always be adapted to the surface material. NEVER wash leather and rubber shoes in a washing machine.
- WHAT IS THE BEST UNIVERSAL FORM OF SNEAKER CLEANING?
The safest choice is always to use the services of a reputable dry cleaners or the hands of a professional. There are a number of companies that deal with cleaning not only textiles but also shoes. You can not only clean your sneakers and boots there, but also give them a new look. This is a great option for busy people, and also for those who do not have the patience and desire to clean sneakers at home.
- SHOE CARE AT HOME?
Another option to clean a pair of sneakers is by using your own hands. It is very important to distinguish the material the sneakers are made of to begin with, as each material requires a specific method of treatment, cleaning and drying. These are the basic types of our materials: Suede shoes Leather shoes Rubber shoes Textile shoes
- CAN ALL NOVESTA SNEAKERS BE WASHED?
No. Washing sneakers does not apply to sneakers made of wool, leather, leatherette, corduroy or suede materials. Under no circumstances may the above mentioned sneakers be washed or soaked in water - washing would completely devalue them and you would have to throw them away.
- WHICH MODELS CANNOT BE WASHED?
We strongly advise against washing Marathon, Itoh, Chelsea, Star Chukka, Rubber Sneaker, Kiddo, German Trainer-GAT sneaker models. For Star Master and Star Dribble models, these sneakers can only be washed if they are made of 100 % cotton.
- HOW TO DRY YOUR SNEAKERS?
We place special emphasis on the drying process when caring for sneakers. Never expose sneakers to direct sunlight and never place them directly under the radiator or other heat heater. Direct heat and sunlight can cause deformation or the sneakers or strong sunlight can cause the sneakers to fade or change colour. We recommend putting colourless paper inside the sneakers (or filling the sneakers with rolled up newspaper) to absorb moisture and remember to store the sneakers in a dry and warm place (allow to dry at room temperature). It will take longer to dry, but you can be sure that the shape and color of your favourite sneakers will remain intact.
- CAN I DRY SNEAKERS IN A DRYER?
No, never tumble dry any of our sneakers.
- IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS
Washing in the washing machine is NOT RECOMMENDED for most types of sneakers, for some models amachine washing is completely EXCLUDED (specifically Marathon, Itoh, German Trainer-GAT, Rubber Sneakers, Kiddo, Chelsea, Star Chukka models).
- IS NOVESTA ECOLOGICAL?
We are dedicated to manufacturing shoes according to the highest environmental standards. That’s why we use materials such as natural rubber and 100% cotton and linen. These materials allow us to produce ecological footwear of the highest quality.