To help protect your footwear and keep it looking good for longer, the following guidelines are recommended.
We recommend cleaning your footwear on a regular basis, depending on frequency of use. The cleaning method used depends on the footwear’s material.
Leather can be polished and conditioned with a leather lotion applied with a soft cloth.
Suede should be treated with a protective spray, and regularly maintained with a special suede brush.
Fabric can be sprayed with an appropriate stain guard.
To help retain the shape of your footwear insert a shoe or boot shaper/support.
Your footwear will benefit from resoling and metal protective taps on the heels to reduce wear and tear that is associated with frequent use.
Caring for leather
Select a polish that matches your shoe colour. Polishes that contain dyes, pigments, wax and conditioning agents keep footwear looking fresh, add shine and cover scuffs. For patent leather remove excess dirt with a slightly damp cloth. Apply a suitable patent spray then buff to a shine with a dry clean cloth.
Caring for suede and nubuck
Before wearing a pair of suede or nubuck shoes, apply a protectant to repel water and stains. Apply periodically, the repellent only lasts for a given period. Gently brush suede and nubuck footwear to remove loose dirt and restore nap on a regular basis. Suede & nubuck are not guaranteed to be completely colourfast so there may be some loss of colour.
Caring for synthetics
Wipe synthetic footwear carefully with a damp cloth to remove dirt. Synthetic suedes and micro fibres should be cleaned in the same way as suede or nubuck.
Caring for fabrics
Remove dust & dirt from fabric footwear with a dry cloth then clean with a fabric cleaner. Fabric shoes are generally not washable and cannot be worn in wet weather as this could cause permanent damage.
Waterproofing and Stain proofing
Use a protective spray to protect your footwear and repel water, snow and stains. Follow the manufacturers instruction on the protective spray can. It helps if you spray your shoes before wearing and on a regular basis thereafter, the less water absorbed by leather the longer it will last and the more comfortable you’ll be.
Leather should always dry naturally. It's important to avoid drying them near a fire or heater this will cause the leather to become stiff and brittle