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We believe in leather as a natural and strong material that can stand the test. All our skins are by-products of the food industry and we carefully select the most beautiful skins for our designs. Combined with proper care, we believe this is the best choice for Notabene shoes.

In our material guide, you can read about the properties of the different materials and how to best take care of your shoes so that they can have a long life. If you have any questions about the maintenance of your shoes, you are always welcome to contact us or come by our store at Møntergade 19, where we, in our NB Shoe Bar, can guide you while we give your shoes a knowledgeable and loving hand.


Our shoes are made from the highest quality leather using the whole animal to minimize waste and protect the environment. The finest skin from the animal's back is used for visible parts of the shoe, while the belly skin is used for insoles and smaller details to reduce waste. To preserve the beauty of the shoes, we recommend regular care with leather conditioner and impregnation. Leather conditioner adds moisture and refreshes the color, while impregnation protects against weather conditions. Apply these products as needed, especially after use in the rain. Leather shoes should be dried at room temperature, avoid heat sources such as radiators.


Suede is a supple leather material, created from the inside of a calfskin. Suede requires maintenance to stay nice over time, but with the right care, such as a suede spray and a suede brush, it can stay beautiful for many years. Our suede spray, Suede & Nubuck Care , both cares for the leather and refreshes the color of the material. When you use your suede shoes often, over time you may find that the suede becomes smooth in the areas that are exposed to wear. This can be remedied by using a suede brush and gently brushing lightly over the smooth area to lift the leather fibers again.


Nubuck is a specially processed leather material created from the top surface of the leather, which is more matte than the smooth, polished leather that you often see. The material partly resembles suede, as both materials have the rough surface in common. To take the best possible care of your nubuck shoes, they must be maintained in the same way as suede. Our caring spray, Suede & Nubuck Care , has been developed to take best care of both materials. In addition, it is important to impregnate nubuck shoes regularly.


Leather soles give the shoe an exclusive look and ensure that the breathability is top notch, but also require good maintenance for a long life. It is therefore recommended to have your leather soles pre-soled by a shoemaker before they are put into use. If you do not choose to have the soles pre-soled, it is recommended that the soles be lubricated with a neutral shoe cream at least once a month, to keep the leather flexible and seal it as best as possible. Avoid using your shoes with leather soles in the rain, but if the accident should still happen, it is important to let them dry at room temperature at your own pace. Drying by radiators or other heating devices can dry out and damage the leather and cause cracks.


Several of our loafers have a natural rubber outer sole. Natural rubber is a sustainable material that is extracted from the sap from the bark of the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. Soles in this material do not need much maintenance, but can be advantageously wiped over with a damp cloth if necessary. Over time, you may find that natural rubber soles dry out a little, but this can be remedied by lubricating the soles with a natural oil.


Shoes with snakeskin or crocodile embossed leather are coated with lacquer and, as the only material, must not have impregnation sprays. Coated leather is largely maintenance-free, but benefits from being wiped with a slightly damp cloth if they have become dirty, and then regularly cared for with a spray specially developed for lacquer and coated leather.


Long shank boots should be stored lying down when not in use. If this is not possible, we recommend that the supplied cardboard pieces be put back in each time they have been used, so that the shaft keeps its shape and does not get damaged.

When the season changes and some of your shoes may be packed away, it is beneficial to clean and care for them. When the shoes have dried up completely after being cleaned, they can be placed in a dry environment, e.g. a shoe box, to protect them as best as possible and to protect it from dust while they are packed away.