Take care of vegan shoes ? The Minuit sur Terre Guide

That’s it, you’ve finally received your pair of vegan shoes ! But is there a particular way to take care of vegan shoes ? Let us tell you how to pamper them ! That way, they will go trough the years without ever getting a wrinkle.

For the models in faux-leather

Before wearing your shoes for the first time, you don’t need to waterproof them. Our shoes are naturally waterproof.

The faux-leather models must not be waxed. To clean them, use a sponge soaked in soapy water, well wrung out. Choose a soft, non-abrasive sponge. Above all, do not rub too hard. Just skim over the stain with your sponge. Then dry it  with a clean, dry cloth.

Do not use any other cleaning product for your shoes. No specific product for leather, no vinegar, no alcohol or any chemical product.

To refresh the inside of your shoes after wearing them, you can sprinkle some baking soda on them. Leave them to rest a couple of hours.

For the models in faux-suede

Before wearing your shoes for the first time, you don’t need to waterproof them. Our shoes are naturally waterproof.

To maintain your shoes, use a crepe brush. Remember to clean both shoes even if only one is dirty. That they keep the exact same appearance.

For stains, use a nail brush dipped in warm soapy water. Rub very delicately. Then dry them with a clean cloth.

For a grease stain, sprinkle talcum powder or Terre de Sommières. Let it sit for several hours, then brush your shoes.

You can also sprinkle some baking soda on the inside of your shoes. Leave them to rest a few hours to cool them down a bit.

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To repair of your shoes

If your shoes are damaged, it is often possible to repair them rather than throwing them away ! Tet us take care of you vegan shoes. We take at our expense all repairs on your pairs, up to one year after their purchase. You have two options :

  • if it is a small thing to fix (change of heel rubber, replacement of the sole …) you can take them to the shoemaker and we will reimburse the costs upon presentation of the invoice;
  • if it is a more technical repair (change of a zip, replacement of a sneakers’ sole) or any repair that requires a vegan raw material, you can write to us at hello@minuitsurterre.com and we will take care of sending your pair to our workshops to give them a makeover (free service up to a year after purchase).

Finally, if your shoes are too damaged and cannot be repaired, you can send them back to us, they will be recycled. You can then benefit from a 10% voucher to redeem on our site or on our second-hand platform, L’Aurore.