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Tips to help you look after your Shoes
Your new shoes should be protected before wear. Leather needs a wax or cream dressing together with a suitable rain protector. Suede’s and Patents need the appropriate protector and leather soles need Sole Guard.
Leather soles are a porous material, allowing the feet to breathe. However, they will absorb water in wet conditions and should not be regarded as waterproof. We recommend leather soles are protected with Sole Guard before use and are regularly treated to prolong the life of the sole.
Leather soles are often finished with a coloured cosmetic coating which will wear off once worn, this does not affect the wearing quality of the shoes.
Wet leather should be left to dry naturally, never by direct heat.
Store your shoes with shoe trees and boot shapers. Shoe trees will keep the shape of the shoes, push out creases in the upper and absorb moisture from the lining. Boot shapers hold the boot upright and help prevent cracking and creasing of the leather.
To help maintain the appearance and prolong the life of your shoes we recommend you clean and protect them regularly and before the first wear.
Use a protector to help guard against water marks and stains. There are different protectors for the different materials.
Protector – For leather, suede, fabric and wool surfaces. Do NOT use on metallic, pearlised and patent finishes.
Patent Gloss – For patent, metallic and pearlised leather.
Waxed and Oiled – For waxed or oiled nubucks and leathers.
Sole guard – For leather soles.
Each material needs a different product to get the best results.
Shoe Cream – Nourishes leather to keep it soft. Do NOT use on handbags.
Aniline Cream – Fine quality cream for aniline leather.
Compact Suede Cleaner – Removes stains and spots from suede leathers.
Soft Cleaner – Removes stains from suede leathers and fabrics.
Suede Revive – Cleans and restores the colour to suede and nubuck leathers