Haflinger Canada - Care Instructions
Cork Latex Footbed
You can gently spot-clean a cork-latex footbed with a damp cleaning cloth. Please make sure that you do not expose the cork to an excessive amount of water, soap, or detergent. This might damage the cork and lead to early crumbling of the material.
Carefully treat the cork-latex footbed with a protectant or sealant once a year if you intend to use it in rough weather conditions. This might help preserve the features and durability of the natural cork latex.
Upper: wool felt
You can gently brush away any dirt from the clog's upper with a soft brush or with a damp cleaning cloth that doesn't pill. Avoid treating the upper with soaps or chemicals of any sort. This might damage the strength of the felt and other natural properties of the wool felt.
Clean hard rubber outsoles with a regular brush. Make sure to restrict brushing to the rubber only. Do not brush a cork-latex footbed, seam, or glued connection between upper and sole. See the advice on cork-latex footbeds above.
Upper: leather (sheepskin excluded)
Leather clogs and sandals are made of different types of leather (Nubuck, smooth, etc). Clean and treat your leather clogs or sandals with a leather cleaner and protectant suitable for the type of leather the upper is made of. Nubuck leather should be cleaned with a special, soft brush or a cloth only. Smooth leather may be treated with a specific shoe polish. (not including sheepskin or shearling)
Applying liquid leather cleaner or protectant products might affect the color, tone, and texture of the upper's leather. Test any product on a small and inconspicuous part of the shoe before applying it to the entire upper to make sure of its effects. See the advice on cork-latex footbeds above.
Clean sheepskin or shearling uppers with a mild and suitable protectant at your own risk. Please make sure to first test a small portion on an inconspicuous part of the shoe. Please note that such a protectant might alter the color, tone, or texture of the material.
Please keep in mind the advice on protectants and cleaners that we have previously given. Use of any care products must be conducted carefully and at your own risk. Make sure to always test them on small parts of the shoe before applying them to its entirety. See the advice on cork-latex footbeds above.
Slippers with a cotton upper but without leather or a cork-latex footbed may be machine washed for several minutes on a gentle cycle at 30°.
Soft Soles (Felt and Rubber):
Boiled wool slippers can be washed on your machine's gentle cycle (30 °C) for several minutes. Please do not use detergent or fabric softener, as they might damage the consistency of the glue, seam, or natural rubber.
Some boiled wool slippers by HAFLINGER come with a hard rubber outsole and removable or integrated cork-latex footbeds. If you insist on machine washing them, make sure to remove the footbed first. Note that machine washing might weaken the glue link between the upper and outsole.