New at A.S.Adventure: shoe care
We don’t need to convince you that walking is good for you. But did you know that regular maintenance is also good for your hiking shoes? You should clean your shoes after every hike, but give them a thorough cleaning on a regular basis as well. This way, you extend the life and improve the performance of your favourite hiking buddies.
Don’t know where to start with all those different kinds of materials and products? Do you prefer to leave such maintenance to a professional, or do you simply lack the time? Our in-house maintenance workshop prepares your shoes for a new adventure with the utmost of care.
Which shoes can be serviced?
You can bring in both waterproof and non-waterproof shoes for maintenance.
We maintain the following materials:
• Leather hiking shoes
• Suede hiking shoes
• Nubuck hiking shoes
• Textile hiking shoes
• Synthetic material hiking shoes
Before & after
A comprehensive approach
During the maintenance, we thoroughly clean your shoes, after which we re-impregnate them, and/or give them an in-depth wax treatment. Make sure you have removed the worst of the dirt from your hiking shoes and bring them into your A.S.Adventure store dry and free of mud (‘brush clean’).
Our shoe experts always work in three steps:
Step 1: Cleaning the inside
Waterproof shoes (Gore-Tex or other membrane) are first cleaned on the inside to remove all salt crystals and bacteria.
Step 2: Cleaning the outside
We clean your shoes thoroughly with a cleaning product. All underlying dirt is removed very effectively.
Step 3: Impregnation or waxing
This will restore the fabric’s watertightness and breathability. The raindrops will then visibly ‘bead’ off the material again.
Overview of shoe maintenance prices
Explore More Member
Leather, suede, nubuck: € 19
Textile, synthetic material: € 15
Leather, suede, nubuck: € 25
Textile, synthetic material: € 20
Kids: € 15
Kids: € 20
Members of Explore More enjoy extra benefits, advantageous maintenance is one of them. Sign up for free and enjoy all Explore More benefits.
Betaal met ecocheques!
Did you know that you can use your ecocheques for this maintenance service?
Taking care of your hiking shoes is also taking care of the planet!
How can you make use of our shoe maintenance service?
• Brush your shoes clean and let them dry when necessary.
• Bring your shoes to your A.S.Adventure store.
• You will receive an email from us one to two weeks after drop-off letting you know that you can pick up your shoes from your A.S.Adventure store. Payment is only made upon collection.
Sustainable maintenance products
We use the environmentally friendly and FPC-free products from Grangers for all shoe maintenance. So when you use our maintenance service for hiking shoes, you’re not only taking extra care of your material, but of nature as well! Service meets sustainability.
Why maintain your shoes?
• A shoe that soaks up water and dirt quickly loses its breathability. That’s why it’s a good idea to give the outside of your shoes a good clean after every walk.
• Hiking shoes that are maintained regularly and correctly last much longer. It’s better for you because you can enjoy your high-quality gear for longer and it’s better for our planet.
• The technical properties of the material (waterproofing and breathability) will slowly but surely decrease. By giving them a major overhaul once in a while, i.e. cleaning them with the proper products and using the proper method, your shoes will be like new again!
• We have all the know-how in-house. We maintain your hiking shoes with the greatest care and using the correct, sustainable products from Grangers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the importance of correct maintenance?
Enjoying your hiking shoes for longer starts with proper maintenance. Make time for this regularly, or leave it to us. This way, your shoes will wear out less quickly.
What is the difference between ‘normal’ shoe care products and the products you sell and use?
Ordinary maintenance products are not suitable for technical materials. They may contain ingredients that will damage the waterproof membrane of your shoes (such as Gore-Tex and Futurelight). In addition, ‘ordinary’ maintenance products can leave behind residues that actually attract water droplets. In fact, that’s exactly how you get the complete opposite effect!
Which shoes can I bring in for maintenance?
All hiking shoes that you have ever bought at A.S.Adventure are welcome. Do you have a pair that you didn’t buy at A.S.Adventure, but the brand is still in our range? Then you can also bring these shoes in for maintenance.
What are the prices?
What are the prices?
Prices depend on the type of material of your hiking boots. A pair in leather, suede or nubuck requires more care and therefore costs a little more.
Explore More members enjoy a discount on shoe maintenance. Explore More is our community of active people who enjoy going outdoors. We like to pamper our loyal customers with lots of inspiration, tips, and advantages. Would you like to become an Explore More member? Then let us register you at the checkout of your next purchase in the shop or online. Or subscribe to our newsletter, and you will also become a member for free!
How quickly do you anticipate the maintenance?
Your shoes will be ready for you again in your nearest A.S.Adventure store one to two weeks after drop-off.
How does it work?
Our experts work in three steps:
• Waterproof shoes are first cleaned on the inside.
• Then we also clean the outside thoroughly.
• Lastly, we re-impregnate your shoes to restore their watertightness and breathability. Leather shoes are first fed with a liquid conditioner or wax.
Which maintenance products do you use?
Do the shoes have to be purchased from A.S.Adventure?
No, that’s not a requirement. As long as your shoes are from a brand that is in our range, we are here to advise and assist you!
Do I have to be an A.S.Adventure customer?
This service is only available to Explore More members. Not a member yet? no problem, this can be arranged in the store or online quickly.
If I use the maintenance service, does that affect the warranty?
No, A.S.Adventure offers you a two-year warranty on all your purchases in any case. That doesn’t change, but thanks to the maintenance service, you can enjoy your product for a lot longer than two years.
Can I drop off shoes that are very dirty?
No, you should not bring in shoes that are, for example, still covered in mud or wet. Your shoes should be dry and ‘brush clean’.
What should I pay attention to when I bring in my shoes?
If necessary, you can already remove the laces and insoles.
Will my shoes have a different/darker colour after cleaning?
The cleaning product and wax will temporarily darken your leather hiking shoes. This will disappear by itself and your shoes will look like new again.
Do you have shoes made of nubuck or suede? If this material has started to dry out, our shoe experts will feed it with a leather conditioner or wax. Keep in mind that this will change the look of your shoes. We brush the leather back using a soft brush especially made for these sensitive materials to retain its natural, soft look.
Why did you launch a shoe maintenance service?
We want your (new) hiking shoes to last as long as possible, which is why you can contact the A.S.Adventure Warranty – Care – Repair Department for various maintenance services and also repairs.
Our service does not stop with your purchase; we offer full service and greatly believe in the importance of correctly maintaining your product, so that you can enjoy it as long as possible. That also fits in with our sustainable mindset: service meets sustainability.
What if my shoes are damaged after maintenance?
In the exceptional case that your hiking shoes show a defect after maintenance, we will see if this damage can be repaired free of charge. If a repair seems impossible, we can offer you a voucher of the purchase price. A refund is not possible.
Also useful: our laundry service
It’s not just your shoes that deserve the best care; so does your technical outdoor clothing. Our in-house laundry service knows how to wash them using sustainable products!