Leather Shoe Care Tips
SPRAY - First, we recommend spraying the leather with a spray waterproofer for leather and nubuck prior to wearing outdoors, especially during seasons of high precipitation. So when you place your order, you can purchase the leather/nubuck spray at your local shoe repair or shoe store. Use it on all your leather/nubuck/suede shoes, to keep them happy over the long term. Defend your gorgeous shoes from the elements. Leather Shoe Care Tips
CONDITION - Over time, leather can get a little dried out from wear. Shoe repair shops and many online sites carry leather conditioner/cleaner products that can be rubbed into the leather giving it a healthy refreshed look. Think of it as a moisturizer for the 'skin' of your shoes.
REMOVE SCUFFS - If you get scuff marks on the shoes, typically on the toe or heel areas, they can be minimized by dipping a clean cloth in water and baking soda. Lightly rub the area, then buffing it clean with another clean rag. Scuff marks happen, but can typically be erased.
SALT STAINS - If salt stains occur, or for many climates, when they occur, they can be removed by dabbing a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Wipe clean with a damp rag and then air-dry away from any heat source. The leather spray you've used should protect against this, particularly if you use the spray throughout the season. Vinegar has proven to be quite the home remedy for hundreds of purposes (just Google it!).
HEEL CAPS - With wear, heel caps (the rubber or plastic piece under the heel) will slowly wear down, and can easily be replaced by a shoe repair shop in about a day. This should be done before wearing them all the way down, to not damage the actual heel and leather covering. Heel caps slowly wear down as you walk, and getting new ones keep shoes looking sharp and at the right height.
TRAVEL - When packing your shoes in a travel bag, stuff them with socks, plastic bags, or old newspaper, to maintain their shape. You can then use your fabric dust bag (that comes in our shoe boxes) to store and protect them, keeping them lovely upon arrival.