Shoe care guide
How to take care of your leather shoes?
In order to keep your leather shoes for longer , it is important to clean them regularly to maintain their shine and to avoid too much damage to them.
Whatever the model of shoe, ankle boots with heels, sandals or leather pumps,
it requires special maintenance to protect the leather.
The longevity of a shoe's life depends above all on its maintenance!
Moisturize and wax smooth leather regularly
For the maintenance of your smooth leather shoes, it is advisable to wax them regularly.
Before waxing, dust your shoes with a chamois cloth and clean them with a damp cloth. Don't forget to clean the sole and heel as well. To preserve the shape of the shoe and for convenience during maintenance, you can use wooden shoe trees.
Waterproof suede leather
For suede or suede leather, consider waterproofing it before using them the first time and feeding them at least twice per season.
This protects them from rain and dirt for much longer.
Revive the color with a quality cleaning spray and special for chamois skin. Once applied, they should be left to sit for about an hour.
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
For their cleaning, a suede brush or a suede eraser is sufficient.
Shine patent leather
To preserve the shine of your patent leather shoes, use special or silicone-based sprays and forget about polishes or other waterproofing agents. Polish your varnished shoes with a damp cloth with a little white vinegar. They will shine brightly!
The maintenance products that you absolutely must have at home for cleaning your leather shoes
This is the brush for removing dirt, making it look new and preparing it for the next cleaning steps.
The crepe brush:
It's the brush that helps preserve the smoothness of a suede / suede skin.
It is the gum used to remove superficial stains on velor.
The suede renovator:
a spray that nourishes and re-colors suede.
the use is strongly indicated in order to protect from humidity.
The land of Sommières.
It is a natural clay very effective against all fatty spots.
Clean your shoes from rain and grease stains
In case of unforeseen heavy rain and without an umbrella, don't panic.
Line the still wet shoe with newspaper to absorb moisture and let sit overnight. Once dry, polish it with wax and you're done.
If the shoe is velor, remove the excess water with a cloth, let it dry, and brush it with a suede brush to regain its velvety appearance.
But never put your shoes under the radiator, it could crack the leather!
If your breakfast or lunch goes wrong and falls on one of your shoes, you can use Sommières soil. It is a natural clay very effective against all fatty spots.
Put Sommières soil on the task. Leave on overnight. Gently remove the powder.
@blog Jacques & Demeter