Protect New Shoes
Pre-treat your new shoes before wearing them with an appropriate protector eg Suede and Fabric Protectors. This will waterproof and stain proof the shoes and ultimately prolong the life.
Give Your Shoes a Rest
Do not wear the same shoes two days in a row as shoes can take a whole day to dry out. Perspiration build up is a major reason for footwear failure.
Dry Wet Shoes Carefully
Never put wet shoes in front of a fire or radiator as heat causes premature damage to uppers and soles. Rather let them dry naturally at room temperature and stuff them with clean paper to maintain their fit and shape.
Leather is a natural material and needs regular care.
NUBUCK AND SUEDE SHOES
If soiled, allow the mud to dry first before cleaning.
Remove the mud with a blunt instrument and dab off the remaining dirt with a clean damp cloth.
Apply a quality shoe cream or wax polish to clean the leather uppers.
Buff with a clean dry cloth or soft bristle brush.
Frequent use of stain or water protector will maintain the appearance.
Do not use a wire brush as this damages the surface.
Clean with either a stiff nylon or hard rubber brush.
To remove stains, rub carefully using either soapy water or a suede shampoo.
Expect a slight color change.
Avoid wearing in wet and muddy conditions.
Take extra care with delicate materials and trimmings.
To clean use only specialised cleaning products or soapy water.
Test the cleaning product on a small area of the shoe first
Hand sewn beadwork needs added care when worn.
Remember to avoid brushing the sides of the shoes against surfaces.
Avoid catching the inner sides of the shoes against each other when walking.