Care Instructions

Our footwear is made from premium leathers and textiles, providing uncompromising quality and exceptional durability, but these fine materials do require special care.

The guide below will help you keep your Livie & Luca shoes clean and in top condition. Find your shoe material type below and follow the instructions.  

Please keep in mind that because leather is a natural material, results may vary when cleaning your shoes.

Suede & Nubuck

  1. Use a suede protector. These will repel precipitation and oil and protect from salt stains.
  2. Most liquid (non-oil) stains: Soak up the liquid with a cloth or paper towel and dab the stain with a towel dampened with white vinegar. Do not over-apply vinegar!
  3. Oil stains: Blot the stain with a cloth or paper towel to remove as much of the spot as you can and then cover the stain with baking soda or cornstarch. Let the baking soda soak up the grease/oil for a few hours before buffing it clean with your suede brush.
  4. Removing scuff marks: invest in a suede brush to remove dried debris. You can also buff your suede with the brush to keep it in shape. Use a pencil eraser or toothbrush to remove scuff marks or small stains. The sooner you try to remove the stain the better.
  5. Cleaning muddy wet boots: Stuff the wet boots with paper towel or newspaper and wait for them to dry. Do not try to remove mud when wet. When boots are dry, brush off dirt.

*Due to the nature of suede, nubuck, and microfiber slight color transfer onto lighter colored items may occur*

Here’s a link to our blog piece on cleaning suedes.

Full Grain & Analine Leathers

  1. Use a horsehair brush to brush off dirt (or a soft dry rag if you do not have a brush).
  2. Using a polishing cloth rub in a natural shoe cream. Wipe off any access cream spots.
  3. Brush with a horsehair brush to bring back shine.
  4. For tough dirt spots, spot clean with a damp cloth

Patent & Vegan Leather

  1. Use a soft damp cloth and a drop of mild soap to remove any haze. Air dry out of direct sunlight.
  2. Do not use any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to clean.

Pigmented & Napa Leathers

  1. Use a soft damp cloth and a drop of mild soap to remove any haze. Air dry out of direct sunlight.
  2. Do not use any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to clean. 

Canvas & Textiles

  1. Hand wash in cold water. For tough spots/stains we recommend using a little bit of soap and an old toothbrush to spot clean.
  2. Air dry.

Insole Care & Cleaning

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water. Blend into a thick paste.
  2. Apply this mixture onto the leather insoles with the help of a toothbrush. Let it remain for 20 minutes.
  3. Wipe away mixture with a soft dampened cloth. Then dab the leather insoles with a soft towel to remove excess moisture.
  4. Air dry.

Weather-Proofing

  1. To weather-proof your child’s shoes, we suggest a non-silicone spray or a rain/stain repellant.
  2. Spray does not make the shoes waterproof, just water resistant.
  3. Spot test on an inconspicuous area first.

Machine Washable Styles

  1. Remove insoles & place shoes in mesh wash bag.
  2. Check your style below to see whether it should be washed in cold or hot water.
  3. Air dry.

The following are machine washable in cold water (up to 30°):

  • Lynx Powder Pink
  • Lynx Egyptian Blue
  • Lynx Charcoal
  • Reeve Light Blush
  • Reeve Caramel
  • Reeve Gray
  • Ridge Magenta Floral
  • Ridge Navy People
  • Ridge Caramel
  • Ridge Gray
  • River Magenta Floral
  • River Champagne
  • Ziggy Pink Rose Floral Print
  • Ziggy Gray Triangle Print