HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR FOOTPRINT -
We have made a strong effort to protect our environment in our entire shoe making process, but how would you like to minimize your own footprint as well? The following 5-step guide helps you to take care of our precious shoes and make them last a lifetime while taking care of the planet.
- SOLE MATES
Everyday your body weight is carried on top of millimeters of sole material. At some point your shoes will get worn down. However it is often only the sole that needs to be changed. ReyRey advice you to hand in your shoes to a prefered local Shoe Repair once a year for a little touch up. The shoe repair will be able to fix most problems or even just make sure that your shoes are in good condition. Ask your shoe repair for recycled rubber soles.
- MOIST FOR YOUR SECOND SKIN
Like the skin on your body, leather shoes need moisture as well to be flexible and agile. We recommend you to polish your smooth leather shoe with a clear shoe balm by using a clean shoe sponge, dry cotton cloth or even your old panty hose one time every month. This will keep your leather shoes in great condition much longer.
- SAVE YOUR SHOES FROM DROWNING
Too much rain water will eventually dry up your shoes. We have come to realize that people tend to think that they only have to impregnate leather shoes before they start using it. This will eventually wear off, leaving your shoes unprotected from water and dirt. We recommend you to impregnate your leather shoes every second month. Make sure to match the type of impregnation with the type of leather.
- BRUSH IT OFF
Make sure to always have a shoe brush close to remove dirt and to polish your shoes. Especially for suede shoes, you have to clean your shoes when they are completely dry with a brush made for this type of leather. Please don’t use water when cleaning your suede shoes, as it will only get worse. A brush made for suede will do the trick.
- SECOND LIFE
Even though ReyRey aim is to make timeless shoes, we realize that women like to replace their shoes more often than needed. Please make sure to hand in your pre-owned shoes to recycling stations that will make sure that the shoes get a second life in the hands of someone else or will be used for a another purpose. No shoes deserve to be thrown out.