CARING FOR YOUR NEW SHOES
Different types of leather require different types of care, so we made this handy guide for keeping your shoes clean and looking their best!
Full Grain/Hi Shine Leathers
- To remove dirt, wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dried-on dirt and dust. Then dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe again. Allow leather to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight and direct heat sources (like heat vents) that can dry out the leather
- Use a high quality cream polish that matches the shoe colour, then buff to a shine
- Avoid liquid shoe polishes and silicone sprays
- To remove dirt, wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dried-on dirt and dust. Then apply a cleaner such as P100 Instant Cleaner (available at many athletic and sporting good stores). Allow leather to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight and direct heat sources (like heat vents) that can dry out the leather
- Apply a leather protector and restorer, which are composed of oils and other non-water soluble compounds Ike lanolin to help guard against water damage to the leather (please note this may darken the leather of your waxed leather
- Use a soft damp cloth and a stop of mild soap to remove any haze
- A patent leather cleaner that contains silicon will return the high gloss
- To clean, use a rubber eraser to remove dirt and smudges. Then brush lightly with a soft brush specifically for suede and nubuck products
- Care should be taken to brush in the same direction. If you brush in different directions some suedes will give the appearance of being two different colours
- Never use a wire brush or polish on suede or nubuck (some suede brushes do have wire in the centre, which is specifically made for use on suede)
- Follow up with a silicone sprat for water and stain resistance
- To weatherproof your shoes, we suggest a non-silicon spray or a rain/stain repellant
Due to photographic lighting sources or differences in mono tier settings, we are unable to guarantee that the colour you see on your monitor will completely reflect the true colour of the product ordered. However, every effort has been made to reflect product colours as accurately as possible
Qualities of genuine leather
Leather is a natural product from animal hides and therefore differs from hide t oxide. Variations in the texture of lather should not be considered a fault but inherent of the natural beauty and uniqueness of the rather. As every piece of leather is different and may accept colour dyes a little differently during the tanning process, this may cause irregularities in the consistency and depth of the colour.
Leather will always have natural marking such as dents, scars, scratches, wrinkles or blemishes. These natural markings or irregularities should not be considered as a defect but rather indications of genuine leather.