EKN footwear are made from a variety of environmentally friendly produced leathers and vegan non-animal textiles. In keeping up with sustainability here’s a guide to taking care of your EKN footwear. Wear them well, care for them often.

Leathers

If it’s a hard surfaced leather eg. Full Grain, Oiled Leather:

  • Wipe any surface dirt or dust dab with a damp cloth.
  • To maintain, apply full grain leather cream or conditioner regularly.
  • Avoid storing in direct sunlight or near heat.

If it’s a soft surfaced leather. Eg. Suede or Nubuck:

  • Brush any surface dirt or dust for even colour.
  • Apply suede and nubuck cleaner for deeper marks and brush in the direction of the nap (the hairs on the surface).
  • To prevent damage, treat with suede and nubuck protector.
  • Avoid storing in direct sunlight or near heat.

Non-Leathers (Canvas, Denim, Vegan Suede)

  • Wipe any surface dirt or dust dab with a damp cloth.
  • For deeper cleaning, use color-safe cleaning solution.
  • While cleaning, please avoid any leather details.
  • Dry thoroughly and store away from direct sunlight and heat.

We generally advise against cleaning EKN shoes in the washing machine. The handmade nature of the shoes needs a gentle approach to care.