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Papillio Footwear from Happy Feet Plus

Papillio Care Tips

Apply Cork Sealant - Your new sandals already have a light coating of sealant to prevent the exposed cork from drying out. If the cork no longer looks shiny, apply another thin coat of a flexible sealing material (baroe cement). Done periodically, this will prolong the life of your footwear.

Clean & Protect Uppers - Apply water and stain protector to leather, suede and nubuck uppers before wearing and after each cleaning. Keep suede uppers fresh looking with a suede brush. When soiled use mild soap suds or clean with a commercial suede cleaner. For nubuck use nubuck block. Clean and condition leather with high quality neutral leather creams; use matching leather polish to cover scuff marks. Wipe Birko - Flor uppers with a damp cloth. The inside of the footbed may also be washed with mild soap suds and a soft brush. Dry slowly, away from heat to prevent cracking!

Avoid Extreme Heat! - The Papillio sole has been carefully selected for its superior qualities. It is lightweight, flexible, durable and shock absorbent. However, both the cork and soles can be damaged by exposure to excessive heat. Keep your sandals away from radiators and fireplaces. Never leave them in a closed car on a very hot day, or on the beach exposed to direct sun. If your sandals become wet, let them dry slowly, away from direct heat. If the soles should become damaged or worn, they can be replaced. Ask your Birkenstock retailer for assistance.

Colorfastness - Although we only use the highest quality leathers and test it for colorfastness, any dyed leather will shed some color. Please be very careful with delicate or light colored socks, especially when your footwear is new.