How to Care for Your Leather Flats – Mala

How to Care for Your Leather Flats

Mala's flats are handcrafted from 100% leather, which means they're made to last.

Here's all you need to do to keep your flats looking great:

1. Cleaning

If your flats get dirty, you can use a cloth and baking soda to clean them:

  • Wipe off excess dirt with a dry rag, then use a damp cloth to wipe your flats
  • Rinse the cloth, then sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on it
  • Use the damp cloth with baking soda to wipe off your flats
  • Rinse the cloth one more time, then gently wipe your flats a final time to remove excess baking soda

After cleaning, you should ideally let your flats air dry for a couple of hours before wearing them again. Also, spotting is normal during cleaning. Any spots that appear while using the damp cloth will go away once the flats dry.

2. Conditioning

You can keep your Mala's looking as pretty as the day you got them by conditioning them every 6 to 8 weeks.

We recommend conditioning your flats with Frye Weatherproof Dressing. This leather conditioning cream is available online from Nordstrom for $9 (with free shipping). It only takes a small amount of cream to condition flats, so one tin will last forever.

When your flats are clean and dry, use your finger to slowly rub in a small amount of cream around the top outer portion of your flats. If you accidentally get too much cream on your flats, you can wipe it off with a clean dry cloth.

Condition your flats in the evening, and they will be ready for you to wear when you leave in the morning. 

3. Drying

If it starts raining when you're wearing your flats, don't worry! All you need to do is let them air dry for a full 24 hours when you get home. Just be sure to avoid placing them near a radiator or other heat source, as excess heat can cause the leather to dry out and crack.

If you have any other questions about caring for your Mala flats, you can always call us at (929) 272-5603 or email us at