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Suede + Nubuck Care Guide

Dirt Removal
Brush your sneakers with a natural bristle brush to remove excess dirt. It is important to remove as much dirt as possible so that it does not becoming trapped in the nap during the next stages. Don’t over brush the same spot in otherwise you might damage the nap surface. For stubborn stains or marks use a Suede + Nubuck Rubber and apply enough rubbing pressure to remove the marks being careful not to over rub.

Upper Cleaning
For light dirt use Saphir Sneaker Care Foam Cleaner.  Shake and apply all over the shoe. Work the foam it into the material with a natural bristle brush and let it soak for 4-5 minutes. Once the foam has absorbed the dirt, brush it off with a clean brush rinsing it frequently while brushing off the foam. 

Outsole Cleaning 
Use Saphir Sneaker Deep Clean. Apply with a Technical Cleaning Cloth or a natural bristle brush to access harder to reach areas of the outsole. Be careful not to touch the upper as it may cause staining. Wipe clean and allow to dry.

Use Saphir Suede + Nubuck Renovateur spray to restore and condition your sneakers. Cover an outside area with newspaper and also stuff your shoes with newspaper to protect the lining from being stained. Spray the Renovateur evenly at a distance of 25cm from the surface of the sneakers and leave to dry for 15 minutes. Brush with a crepe brush to obtain a perfect finish.

As a final step we recommend applying a stain and water repellent treatment on your sneakers to prolong the life and maintain its appearance. Use Saphir's Super Invulner Protector Spray to provide a protective barrier. Its neutral colour is suitable for all colours. Use once a month and apply in a well ventilated area, preferably outside, from a distance of 12"-18" and allow 30 minutes to dry. 
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