We manufacture in European sizes and our sizes generally run true to the European sizing standards.
FOR CLOSED SHOES we recommend ordering the size you normally wear unless you're in between sizes, then going up half a size. By moving up in size, you may have the ability to adjust the laces for a more proper fit. You can also opt to wear thicker socks. Also, if you do not wish to wear thicker socks, you can always purchase comfortable insoles.
FOR SHOES THAT HAVE NO BACK or constraint around the heel we recommend going with the smaller size if you're typically in between sizes. In the case of the kina abarca the leather softens and stretches as you break them in, allowing the back strap to hold your feet well. For the kina mule if you have thin feet we recommend taking half a size down for a better fit.
You will find those details in the description of each shoe style.
- Clean your kinas regularly : mud, liquids and dust should be wiped off as soon as possible, specifically from leather kinas to avoid stains.
- Give your kinas a rest and wear them every other day if you want them to stay alive longer. When wearing shoes, the leather soaks up the perspiration your feet give off and if you wear the same pair everyday, your shoes won't have ample time to dry and won't maintain their shape.
- Spray your new pair of kinas with a good protector spray at a distance from 30 cm. This treatment will make your kinas soft, supple and waterproof. Make sure to repeat this at least four times a year, especially when you live in a rainy area.
- Allow your kinas to dry naturally where possible – don’t dry them next to direct heat, in front of a fire, on a radiator or in a hot room, as this can cause the fabric of the footwear to crack and shrink. One of the most effective treatments to help to dry out your footwear, is to compact crumpled newspaper sheets into them. Refresh the newspaper often, until they are thoroughly dried.