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The diverse world of material care

Shoe care is multifaceted: In addition to lifestyle topics, you will also find video tips on caring for shoes and clothing made from different materials in our magazine. Here you can also find out more about our latest products and what drives our company.

COLLONIL extends partnership with VFL Wolfsburg

The women of VfL Wolfsburg and the traditional Berlin company for shoe care and disinfectants are jointly extending the extension: the COLLONIL logo will run in the 2021/2022 season
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German DFB Cup winners 2021

The women of VfL Wolfsburg are German DFB Cup winners 2021.
Collonil congratulates and is happy twice.
Wolfsburg wins DFB Cup women's final.
Collonil's partnership with VfL Wolfsburg women's football will also be continued in the 2021/2022 season.
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Diversification: Defying the crisis with a changed portfolio

When the corona pandemic hit the world, the shoe and textile care manufacturer Collonil expanded its production to include disinfectants. How the traditional Berlin company is defying the crisis with this reorientation.
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Collonil remains Werder's shoe care partner

Good signs in a difficult time: the Berlin company Collonil is extending its partnership with SV Werder Bremen and will thus remain Werder's “Official Shoe Care Partner” for at least the next two seasons.
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Collonil building in Reinickendorf

“The holy halls of shoe polish” are part of the free Düttmann exhibition.
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Paying attention to togetherness “- Collonil donates to Berlin homeless aid.

Every year there are more people in Berlin who have to get through the winter without shelter. This year, the situation is particularly precarious due to the limited availability of help due to the corona pandemic. Seldom have social institutions been so dependent on donations and assistance.
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The superstar for sneakers

The world's first complete cleaning system for sneakers with the “Magic 4” formula cleans all materials and colors - from the sole to the laces: BOOM!
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Care Tips for Coloured Shoes

Whether you’re dealing with colourful sneakers, men’s dress shoes with a colour gradient or colour-accented women’s shoes, you can’t ignore colour care if you want your shoes to last.
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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Leather car seats certainly look impressive – until your kids leave crisps and chocolate behind, that is. No need to fret, here’s how to keep your leather car interior in tip-top shape.
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Keep Running Shoes in Good Shape – Clean and Care

Runners don’t really need much gear for their sport. A good pair of running shoes is usually enough and, of course, knowing how to clean and care for them inside and out.
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How to Clean Sneakers and Runners (2018 Update)

Sneakers are still trending, but cleaning them can be a bit bewildering with all the different models and materials available these days. Here’s an overview of sneaker cleaning tips and tricks.
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Test: Care Products for Motorcycle Gear

Motorcycle gear has to withstand extreme strain. Alexander from the Kettenritzel motorcycle blog tested Collonil products on his jacket and boots to see if they stand up to the pressure.
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Oil, Red Wine & Co. – Remove Stains from Leather Shoes

Grease, ink or blood: You’ve likely been frustrated by at least one of these stubborn stains in the past. With these tips, you’ll be able to sort out the next mishap with ease.
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How to Waterproof Your Shoes and Clothes

Waterproofing isn't something to save for a rainy day. Applying water repellent products to clothes and shoes gives them optimal protection, rain or shine.
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How to Care for Smooth Leather Shoes

The majority of your shoes are likely made of smooth leather. Are you sure you know how to care for them properly?
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How to Care for Oiled Leather Shoes

The lines and wrinkles on oiled leather are distinct characteristics of the material rather than flaws. But what exactly is oiled leather and how is it different from other types of leather?
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The Outdoor Active Series Snow Test

Collonil has accompanied adventurers on expeditions to the most remote corners of this Earth. Now, winter sport enthusiasts Steffi and Mario from the Alpin-Blog are going to test our line of outdoor products.
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Tidy Comfort: How to Clean Your Sofa

Does your favourite cosy sofa have an unsightly stain? No need to panic: Here’s how to remove oil stains, marker stains and even cat urine.
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5 Tips for Buying Shoes

Too big? Too small? Too wide? Too narrow? Shoe shopping certainly raises some questions. Here's how to prevent making a bad purchase.
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19 Must-Have Products for Your Shoe Shine Kit

Do you need more than one brush? Special sole cleaner? There are countless products that claim to keep your shoes clean, but these are the absolute essential additions to your personal shoe shine kit.
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Shining Results for Brush Off Leather Shoes

Looking at shoes for a special occasion? High-gloss brush off leather shoes certainly offer an elegant touch, but their maintenance isn’t always straightforward. Here are a few tips and tricks.
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8 Tips for Clean Shoe Soles and Seams

They are the vital unsung heroes that give our shoes stability. However, we often ignore the soles and seams of our shoes when we clean them. The result? Leaky or broken shoes.
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Make Your Leather Bag Shine

Some see it as a status symbol, others as a practical everyday item, but few women leave the house without it: the handbag. However, without proper care, your purse will start to show signs of wear.
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How to Neutralise 7 Hard-To-Beat Odours

We all come into contact with unpleasant odours now and again, and some tend to linger in our clothes. Collonil now has the perfect solution for those frustrating odour problems.
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Stay Safe with Proper Care - Cleaning Work Shoes

Safety shoes are considered a tool of the trade and yet, they’re rarely taken care of. Regular cleaning doesn’t just prevent unpleasant odours from forming, it also offers improved protection.
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Hydrophobic Leather: How to Keep It Waterproof

Wellies or rough and tumble boots used to be the only footwear choices for rainy weather. Thankfully, those times are over: There are now stylish all weather shoes made of water-resistant leather.
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Easy-Care Children’s Shoes: Think Before You Buy

Children's shoes often withstand countless adventures if they're well cared for, of course. When buying kid's shoes, make sure to think ahead about the care they require.
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Shoeshine Shop in Bangkok: The Dandy of Shoe Polishers

Aon is a shoeshine specialist, shoe collector and an atypical character in Bangkok. Here he tells us why well-cared-for shoes are so important to him and why he is a fan of Collonil products.
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How to Clean and Maintain Faux Leather

Faux leather no longer has the reputation of being just a cheap alternative to real leather. But remember: just because it looks like genuine leather, doesn’t mean you can treat it the same way.
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Fight Unpleasant Odours with BREEZE

Unpleasant odours are even more frustrating if they settle into clothing or shoes that aren’t easily thrown into the wash. Runners, caps and sport bags are some of the toughest sites to combat odours, but now there’s a way...
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Stay Fit for Outdoor Activities: Waterproof Your Sportswear

Top-quality sportswear and outdoor clothing is both breathable and water repellent. However, these properties gradually fade over time. However, applying the proper treatment to your fabrics can revitalise them in no time at all.
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Shoe Trees and Shoe Horns: Leather Shoes in Top Shape

There’s little better than a well-cared-for pair of shoes. So what can you do to make certain your favourites don’t end up looking like they’ve been through the wringer?
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Travel Footwear – Tips for Your Trip around the Globe

If you’re travelling around the world, chances are you’re going to walk a lot. Do your feet a favour and think twice about what shoes you pack and how to best take care of them.
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How to Dry Shoes: First Aid for Wet Shoes

No one likes wet feet, especially if you have somewhere to be. Here’s how to quickly dry your wet shoes without damaging them.
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The Best Way to Store Winter Shoes

As temperatures start to rise, your winter shoes and boots are needed less and less. That means it’s time to give them a good clean and prepare them for proper storage through the warmer months.
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Sensitive Uggs: How to Clean Sheepskin Boots

Sheepskin boots are soft and perfect for keeping your feet cosy and warm during winter months. But how are you supposed to clean weather-sensitive ugg boots?
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Kids Hiking Boots: Shoe Care for Little Adventurers

Kids don't need head-to-toe premium outdoor gear, but you shouldn’t cut corners with their hiking boots. Here are some care tips from the blogger behind
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The difference between nubuk and velours

Suede, rough leather, nubuk, velours – there are many terms that describe this special, velvety material. There is plenty of room for confusion. But, it is not too hard to make a difference between them.
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Canvas Shoes: Cleaning, Washing and Care Made Easy

Summertime means time for canvas shoes. Unfortunately, many end up being thrown away after just one season because they start looking unsightly. But must it be that way?
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3 Tips for Clean and Comfy Sandals

When you think of caring for your footwear, sandals rarely come to mind there isn't enough shoe there to clean! Here are a few pointers that will help you get more life out of your sandals.
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What is nappa leather?

Fine smooth leather is a certain kind of smooth leather. Nappa leather is a certain kind of fine smooth leather. Confused yet? Here you can find out about other different types of nappa leather.
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How to Clean and Waterproof Your Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a popular alternative to sandals. They’re light, airy and offer more protection than open-toed shoes, but their canvas uppers and plaited jute soles are also magnets for dirt.
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Care and protection of vintage leather jackets

Spring has arrived at last. And with the proper outfit it is all the more beautiful. At long last the thick winter coats and pullovers can be exchanged for less weighty leather jackets and cheerful colours.
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The ABCs of Shoe Insoles

Are your feet freezing, sweltering, too narrow or achy? There’s an insole to help with each of those problems. Our insole guide will help you find the perfect inserts for your shoes.
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PutzFlash / episode 3 - The coffee filter experiment

Carbon Pro is incredible! Its properties – 100% waterproof and breathable – are unrivalled. In this trial setup, Carbon Pro is put to the test with the aid of a filter paper.
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PutzFlash / episode 2 - How to clean sport shoes

On the lawn, there is running, kicking, treading... And the shoes? They suffer. Fortunately, there are ways and means to completely remove sweat and dirt from them.
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PutzFlash / episode 1 - The ketchup-mustard-challenge

Ketchup, mustard and barbecue fat are the worst enemies of white summer shoes – unless they have been treated with Carbon Pro before the barbecue party.
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Logistics centre and insole factory in Mühlenbeck

COLLONIL is growing. There will be a new logistics centre and an insole factory in Mühlenbeck in 2013.
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Facts about rough leather

In this video we explain the difference between nubuk and velours leather and also demonstrate the most important step of rough leather care: the roughening.
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Bamboo Lotion – removes dirt, with genuine bamboo

The Bamboo Lotion from our newly developed product series Organic largely dispenses with chemical substances and makes use of the natural effectiveness of genuine Bamboo.
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Facts about smooth leather

Find out how to make a difference between covered and fine smooth leather. Additionally, we show you how to care for the various kinds of leather appropriately.
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100 years of Collonil – a story of success

Collonil celebrated its centenary in 2009. This was a great occasion to reflect on the eventful past of this Berlin company.
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Protect & Care – waterproofer with genuine olive oil

Protect & Care largely dispenses with chemical substances – it contains the protective substances provided by genuine olive oil instead. That's our new Organic Protect & Care.
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Facts about High Tex

Functional membranes require special care. Learn more about what to avoid while cleaning and which products we recommend for High Tex material.
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Facts about Textile

Textile is very popular in the production of fashion shoes. But, which care do they need? Learn more about it in this video.
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Rubber boots

Rubber boots – water resistant, robust and clean.
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Facts about waterproofing

In this video we demonstrate why waterproofing is important and which features distinguish our Nano-products.
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Facts about care

In this video we introduce you to the different aspects of shoe care: nutrition, colour and shine.
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Facts about cleaning

In this video we explain to you the dry cleaning with brushes and cloths, as well as the damp cleaning with our care products.
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Shoe brush basics

Here we introduce you to our range of brushes: big and small, hard and soft – for every concern the suitable brush.
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The right care for all materials

How can you make a difference between greased leather, synthetics or High-Tex membranes? Find out more in this video.
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Facts about shoe trees

They are best friends with your shoes: Shoe trees. In this video we explain to you why they should be part of proper shoe care.
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