Notes for the customer / Sales notes:
Trying on and wearing the JBAYBOOTS®
- JBAYBOOTS® should fit relatively tight at the first try on and even pinch a little bit – but of course they should not be too short! The big toe can well be far ahead. If you are not sure, level off your sole with the shoe sole – a distance of about 0.5-1 cm on both sides is optimal.
- JBAYBOOTS® have to be walked/run in!
- By wearing the sheepskin will be adapted to the foot, and the outer leather expands accordingly. The leather insole follows the footprint.
- It may feel a bit uncomfortable in the first 1-2 weeks – especially in the area of the toes, because JBAYBOOTS® are quite “steep / flat” around the tip of the boots. By wearing, the leather widens especially in the toe area and adapts to the foot optimally.
- Buying a too big pair of JBAYBOOTS® (at the beginning very comfortable seated shoe) is likely to become very big after a short while. It can occur – only at the light grey Full Leather JBAYBOOTS® – that the leather changes quicker as usual (turning lighter – looking washed out) at the pressure points around the big toe and in the fold of the foot. That is normal with this type of leather and is counted as normal wear and tear.
- It is recommended by the manufacturer to wear socks with the boots, because of the inner leather sole. Of course, a lambskin insole can be used.
- As it is a HANDMADE product the appearance of the boots can therefore be slightly different. A deviation of 10% in color and appearance is in the normal range and does not constitute a reason for complaint.
- Vellies also can be very tight in the beginning; but they will also stretch. As long as the length of the sole and the length of the foot fit, the Vellies are the right size. Occasionally we have seen, that especially men with a shoe size 8 or bigger than 8 go for one size up as usual.
Slippers definitely stretch and therefore should be quite tight in the beginning. Even if the toe touches the front of the slippers, the size is fine. The sheepskin flattens and the suede stretches and balance out the initially tightness of the slipper.
Storage, cleaning and care (without guarantee from DS Afrika GmbH)
JBAYBOOTS® should be kept dry and “shady”. If JBAYBOOTS® are put into direct sunlight for too long, the sheepskin may turn very yellowish, and the outside of the leather may also change or fade!
Cleaning and care (without guarantee for individual and special types of contamination) put together.
- JBAYBOOTS® are basically just like any other leather and suede shoes to treat and maintain!
- To clean the boots please wait until the coarse dirt (e.g. mud) has dried and then brush off with a not too hard brush. If necessary, then clean with water or special agent for the corresponding leather.
ATTENTION with the light grey full leather JBAYBOOTS®. It is best to clean them with water only, to keep the smelted effect of the leather as long as possible. By applying colourless shoe polish, the “washed-in” leather effect or pattern can be blurred and changed. This change of leather usually occurs only after prolonged wearing.
- If necessary, wipe off liquid dirt immediately and wipe it out carefully and with a clean sponge or cloth dipped in water so that no edges form during drying. But please do not immerse the shoe in the water! Too much water can widen the shoe. After cleaning, stuff with newsprint paper.
- Salty stain gets off very well with distilled/purified water.
- Do not wash the sheepskin with normal hand soap but always use a repellent product, such as e.g. normal hair shampoo or special lambskin shampoo.
- Depending on how dirty the suede boots are, they can be cleaned using a special eraser or, for refreshing purposes, special suede spray (in the appropriate colour) or impregnating spray.
- The smooth leather areas can be cleaned as with any other shoe with the appropriate shoe polish.
Of course, the boots should not be put in the washing machine, dryer or even oven or microwave.
Since the boots are covered with rubber soles, hot surfaces or even embers and fires should be avoided.
Should resoling be required due to wear, please consult a trained shoemaker, as a professional resole (heat-sticking procedure) will protect the sole from separating from the actual shoe.