Caring For Your Shoes
We put careful consideration into the creation of your shoes so that they will last you a long time! We do ask that after some love and wear, you give them a little love and attention to keep them happy and kicking for years!
The majority of our shoes are leather and for good reason - it is breathable, durable and comfortable! Leather can sometimes start firm but with a little love will soften and mould to your foot. Leather is best cared for with a good quality polish or conditioner, helping to pop moisture back into the leather and keep it hydrated.
Suede & Nubuck
Before the first outing of your new shoes, spray them with a good quality waterproofing spray to protect them from water absorption and marks! To remove any dry, dirty marks grab yourself a suede/nubuck brush and work the nap continuously in the same direction. To revitalise your shoes, we recommend using a suede and nubuck specific reviver or shampoo.
Modern patent leathers are a smooth leather with a plastic coating. This means they are water resistant. Yay! Due to the coating however, a regular hydrating leather polish or condition will not work. We recommend using a lack polish instead. It is a patent specific protector that helps to preserve the elasticity of the patent and works to prevent cracking.
Calf hair is a leather that has not had the hair removed. It can be quite delicate and may be susceptible to bald slightly if you often have high abrasion areas on your shoes from rubbing or scuffing. The best maintenance is to take care when wearing your shoes. Unfortunately, if balding occurs there is no way to reverse it.
Satin is a very delicate material to maintain and when cleaning be gentle! With a soft-bristled brush or dry cloth, brush away any dirt on the satin - being very careful not to rub it into the fabric! Use a damp cloth with a small amount of woolwash to blot any stains, following the grain of the fabric. Finally, “rinse” the shoe by patting with a cold, damp cloth to remove any soap residue.
Metallic leathers are created using a hot press technique in which foil is bonded to the leather. As the foil is just a lining on the leather, it can be more susceptible to scratches, which can expose the leather underneath. There is no process we know of to re-foil shoes, so please tread with care! If you do scuff your shoes, metallic paint pens (try a Posca, or similar) can be used to restore some sparkle to your shoes.