Are the EMPIRE products safe?

Our research and development team attaches the greatest importance to product safety and consumer protection. All EMPIRE products are extensively and carefully tested. Always observe the instructions for safe use shown on the label. As with any spray, when using this product, you should not inhale the atomised spray and keep the product from getting into your eyes. You should use the products only in a well-ventilated area or outdoors.


Where can I buy EMPIRE?

Visit our website, to find a dealer near you. Incidentally, EMPIRE is also available in all Deichmann stores.


Does EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS work as a disinfectant?

EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS is not a disinfectant spray. Its long-lasting fragrance and superior moisture management make it effective for use in your sneakers and caps. This way, you can keep unpleasant odours at bay and simply enjoy wearing your sneakers and caps.


How long does EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS work?

EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS has long-lasting effects lasting several days. For best results, we recommend you reapply it after each prolonged wearing. All it takes is a quick spray into the sneaker or cap. If you have not worn your sneakers and caps for a longer period of time, you can also apply EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS once and let it dry before putting them on.


Is EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS available with another fragrance?

Because the fragrance gives EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS its unmistakable character, there are currently no other fragrances available. The fragrance is very subtle, by the way.


Is EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS hypoallergenic?

Sneakers treated with EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS can even be worn without socks. The product is tested as hypoallergenic. For optimum comfort, you should allow your sneakers and caps to dry completely before wearing them.


Does EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS have anti-perspirant properties, too?

EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS ensures optimum moisture regulation when wearing your sneakers and caps. It does not have directly anti-perspirant effects, as it is not a deodorant for the skin.


Can I use EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS for other shoes and textiles, too?

You can use EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS on all shoes and textiles that you want to protect against unpleasant odours (including leather shoes, boots, hats, gloves, etc.).


Are EMPIRE products environmentally friendly?

We developed EMPIRE using the latest generation of active ingredients. When selecting our raw materials, we pay very close attention to environmental compatibility. EMPIRE products are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. They are not harmful to aquatic organisms.


How are the products tested?

Even during development, we test EMPIRE products for optimum effectiveness and durability. Ongoing production is subject to continuous quality controls. The safety of our EMPIRE products is very important to us; that’s why they undergo extensive prescribed testing before they are placed on the market. We work closely with external institutes.


Can I carry the products on board an aircraft?

Most airlines will not permit you to carry EMPIRE products in your hand luggage, as they exceed the 100-ml limit and are an extremely flammable spray. You can stow EMPIRE products in your checked luggage, however. Be sure to enquire with your airline about the exact requirements.


How can I dispose of the products?

Completely empty cans are recyclable. Cans with residual contents must be taken to special waste-collection points (mobile disposal unit).


What’s the best and easiest way to use EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS?

Hold the spray with the spray head inside the sneaker and spray evenly on all sides. Then allow to dry for several minutes. Wait until the shoes are completely dry before putting them on. EMPIRE FRESH EXPRESS is at its most efficient if you briefly spray your sneakers immediately after wearing.


Do EMPIRE products have an expiry date, and what’s the best way to store them?

The sprays have a shelf life of at least 2 years. The best-by month and year are shown on the bottom of the can. You should store the sprays in a cool, well-ventilated place, out of reach of children. The spray should not be stored under any circumstances in the car, or in direct sunlight (e.g. on a windowsill), as they are extremely flammable and can burst when heated.


Do you have a question that is not listed here?

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