Taos Footwear is built for lasting comfort

So here are a few tips for keeping your purchase in peak condition


General Tips

1. Don’t dry shoes by exposing them to heaters as they may make the leather dry and brittle and compromise any adhesives

2. If you apply any shoe treatments, please test on a small, inconspicuous area before applying to entire shoe

3. We do not recommend machine washing your footwear


Microfiber Footbeds

If you need to clean the footbed on Taos styles with microfiber linings, we recommend:

1. Start with a clean cloth

2. Apply a small amount of antibacterial cleanser

3. Rub the stained area of footbed with the cloth

4. Take another clean piece of cloth and moisten with water

5. Rub the same area to remove residual dirt and soap 6. Allow to completely dry before wearing 


Full Grain Leathers

Remove any surface dirt with a soft dry cloth. Then wipe again with a soft damp cloth. You can also maintain with a leather cream and buff but be aware that some shoe care products may darken or discolor leather.


Wax Treated Leathers

You may notice a white residue on the surface. This is simply a wax treatment to achieve the desired distressed look on the leather that is rising to the surface as part of a natural process. If the wax residue appears, simply wipe your footwear with a cloth to restore the perfect look.


Canvas Twill, Washed Canvas, or Canvas Multi Uppers

We recommend spot cleaning with a soft cloth using anti-bacterial dish soap and cool water. Use the anti-bacterial dish soap to clean the canvas. Then, with a damp cloth, wipe any excess dish soap remaining. Finally, let the sneakers air dry.


Cork Footbeds

Cork Footbeds are treated with a sealer that is applied during our production process. This protects the exposed cork and prevents it from drying out. We recommend applying a thin coat of cork sealer every 3-4 months to protect your sandals from the elements.