Taking good care of your new shoes will ensure them a prolonged lifetime of wear
We recommend treating your new leather shoes with a waterproof spray before the first wear. Specialist sprays are available for a variety of different leather types. If in doubt ask a professional for advice as to which product is most suitable. Please make sure you cover up any embellishments before any treatment.
After natural wear and tear you may want to revitalize the color of your shoes. This can be done with specialist sprays which have a similar tone to your shoe leather. We recommend making a trial on the inside of the shoe beforehand to ensure a perfect match and avoid any unwanted colour change.
To clean uppers, wipe with a damp cloth and allow to dry out of direct sunlight. For buff and shine use a high quality cream polish that matches the upper colour, Then buff to shine. Always avoid silicone sprays and liquid shoe polishes.
Suede and Nubuck
Suede is a sensitive material so it is important to be careful. Suede should be brushed gently with a suede rubber, smoothing down all the fibers in the same direction. We recommend applying a protective waterproofing spray which is specifically for suede and nubuck. We recommend using a colourless spray especially in the beginning.
For patent leathers we recommend using a damp cloth and a drop of mild soap, or a patent leather cleaner that contain silicone to return the patent leathers shine.
When shoes become wet from outdoor use, dry with a soft, clean cloth and let them dry in natural/warm environment. Should the shoes be so wet that they are damp on the inside, we recommend packing the inside of the shoes with newspaper to help absorb water. Do not dry shoes in front of a heater or in direct sunlight as this may damage the shoes. When drying, avoid contact with darker materials as this may cause some colour to leak or transfer onto the shoes.
While salt stains not only look unpleasant they can also cause damage to your shoes. Salt stains can be reduced or removed completely by mixing water together with a few drops of lemon or special agent and applying with a cloth or sponge. After shoes have dried, treat with shoe polish or spray.