While no shoe lasts a lifetime, with proper care and periodic repair,
Birkenstock sandals, clogs, and shoes can provide you with years of
comfort. Here are some tips to keep your footwear looking good for years
Avoid Extreme Heat
If your Birkenstock footwear has cork footbeds or EVA soles, both can
be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat or extreme temperatures. Do
not leave your shoes in direct sunlight, or in closed cars on warm
days. Keep Birkenstock footwear away from campfires, fireplaces, and
indoor radiators. If your shoes become wet, allow them to air dry
slowly, away from direct heat.
Apply Cork Sealant
Birkenstock sandals and clogs come with a light coating of cork
sealant on the exposed cork edge. This protects the cork and prevents it
from drying out. When the cork no longer looks shiny, apply a thin coat
of Birkenstock Cork Sealer to protect the cork from the elements.
Renew or Replace Worn Soles
Prolong the life of your Birkenstock footwear with heel and toe taps.
They should be applied when the EVA soles have been worn down to within
about ¼” of the cork footbed. When worn down more than this, replace
the soles. If your soles tend to wear unevenly, repair them promptly to
ensure your feet remain correctly balanced. Visit your local authorized
repair center for original Birkenstock repair materials.
Clean and Protect
To keep your Birkenstock Footwear looking as good as it feels, follow these easy steps.
To protect from water and soil spots apply a spray water repellent
regularly. Brush uppers with a Nubuck/Suede brush to pull up dirt and
dust and restore the nap. Use a mild leather cleaner to remove stubborn
stains and follow with a Nubuck/Suede brush when dry.
Clean and condition with a mild leather cleaner. Use a matching polish to renew scuff spots and restore the original luster.
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Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Try soap and water or a mild leather cleaner to remove stubborn stains.