Care instructions for POLOLO children's shoes

Children's shoes get dirty quickly. The little ones are constantly on their feet - every parent knows this. If you take care of your shoes, they will last longer. How much care each individual wants to do is up to them. And “cleaning shoes with children” can be a lot of fun – not just at Santa Claus!

Care for our slippers
POLOLO leather shoes are like a second skin that warms and protects children's feet. If they get dirty, it's best to just clean them with a soft cloth or brush. There are also beautiful brushes (also suitable for small children's hands) made of high-quality beech wood and pure natural bristles. You can also remove more intense dirt with a leather mask or leather eraser. Please only wash our POLOLO fabric shoes or even clean them in the washing machine (at 30 degrees). However, please not our POLOLO leather shoes, because only leather shoes that have been heavily treated with chemicals can be easily washed in the washing machine.

To care for the leather and keep it supple and durable, please use an ecological leather care product. For light dirt, a simple, nice olive oil is sufficient. IMPORTANT: please do not wipe from dark areas to light ones with the same cloth, as this could cause discoloration.

Slippers that get wet can stain because our leather shoes are uncoated and chemically untreated. It's best to stuff them with paper when they get wet and let them dry. Please do not place the children's shoes on or under the heater to dry or dry them with a hairdryer - this could possibly cause a color change.

Care for our Mini and Maxi collection: children's outdoor shoes
Leather can be well impregnated with natural leather care products, for example from Tapir. We would suggest staying away from conventional waterproofing sprays, as they can also contain greenhouse gases and a lot of things go wrong when spraying. It is also better to avoid it, especially with small children. Small children still like to play with their feet and like to touch things. Then the little hand goes to the shoes and directly into the mouth.

The street shoes, like the slippers, can be cleaned optimally with a cloth, leather crepe or leather eraser. Some manufacturers also offer special ecological leather cleaners. With a little water (don't let the leather get too wet), you can use these products to clean your shoes very well.

COLORS in their infancy
The leather used by POLOLO is colored with synthetic dyes and without the use of heavy metals. Every newly developed color is tested in advance for its environmental compatibility. One criterion is the absence of heavy metals. Due to the IVN certification, every dye in the leather we use has been checked for compatibility and classified as harmless.

Natural characteristics of leather
Just as a naturally grown apple differs in its individual shape and small imperfections from an industrially produced apple that looks “perfect” but whose surface has been manipulated by waxes and artificial light, the same is true of the difference in leather vegetable tanning and industrial leather. We believe that naturalness does not have to be hidden, but that individuality is a sign of quality, especially if you can avoid the use of harsh chemicals in the interests of people and nature. That's why our leather shows the traces of a cow's life and is neither re-embossed nor sealed with chemical plastics.

Our leather colors meet the highest ecological standards, are harmless and free of heavy metals. However, dyed, chemically untreated and, above all, uncoated natural leather can stain. Therefore, please do not wear white socks in the leather slippers. The children's shoes are lined with undyed, vegetable-tanned lining leather, so there is no risk of staining!

The production of the leather slippers and the compostable disposal (please remove the rubber from the leather slippers first) are particularly environmentally friendly.

We at POLOLO wish you and your loved ones a lot of joy with our high-quality natural product!


  • POLOLO leather is compostable.
  • Dry with newspaper, not on the heater.
  • Brush off. Do not wash, no chemicals!
  • 100% vegetable-derived, uncoated leather – particularly breathable.
  • Colored leather can rub off when wet!
  • Expert interview on proper care.
children's shoes care
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