SHOE CARE AND CLEANING
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
- Use a shoe horn - Always use a shoe horn - Undo and Loosen laces to get in and out of shoe
- Avoid long-term use - wear each pair of shoes for one day and let them rest for one day. If you have been wearing them for a longer period, (for example on a business trip) the leather needs several days of rest to completely dry on the inside.
- Cedar Shoe Trees - Insert shoe tree immediately after removing in still warm shoes.
- Allow Air to get to the soles - When shoes are wet place them on side to dry so the moisture can escape from the soles.
- Clean and Polish - It keeps them water-resistant, protects the leather and you look sharp.
- Maintain - check heel rubber regularly. They should be replaced before the leather shows through. Replace outer sole before a hole develops.
- Remove dirt or debris with a soft shoe brush or damp cloth - The more often you do this basic surface cleaning — the easier it is to keep the shoes in great condition. Old t-shirts are great for shoe cleaning and polishing. Remove the laces from the shoes before continuing
- Condition with Saphir Renovateur - his mink-oil based cleaner and conditioner contains no waxes and penetrates deep into leather pores to both clean and condition. Massage it into the leather, using moderate to firm pressure. Let shoes rest for 5 minutes for the Renovateur to penetrate.
- Buff away the Renovateur using a horsehair brush.
- Apply a small amount of cream polish with a soft cloth in circular motion using light to moderate pressure- keep in mind that a little goes a long way no matter what you’re using
- Make yourself an Old Fashion and Let the cream dry and absorb for a few minutes
- Buff off Cream Polish with a Horsehair Brush and polish with cotton cloth
CLEANING SUEDE SHOES
- Brush of dirt and dust with a suede brush - Brush gently in a back and forth and circular motion.
- Use Suede Eraser for Spot Treatment - use the eraser and rub it into the stain using moderate to firm pressure.
- Brush off white residue the eraser leaves behind with a suede brush
- Spray with suede water proofer -Oehler suede is tanned in a unique way to permanent give the suede water resistance therefore the spray is extra protection and gives the suede back color intensity. Its a normal process that the suede fades over time just as regular leather finish
SOLE AND HEEL EDGE DRESSING
- This step is optional as needed - Smooth uneven surface and edges using Fine Sandpaper - We recommend using an 800 grit sandpaper
- Recolor sole and heel edge with edge dressing - The dye is permanent, so make sure to avoid any contact with with suede or leather upper
- Let dye try - sole finish looks like new again
EXTRA TIP FROM THE WOLD CHAMPION IN SHOE SHINING Mr. Hasegawa
Mr. Hasegawa says dust and dirt get in your shoes more than you think. And if you have pets, their hair often gets into your shoes. Wipe the inside of your shoes with a wet tissue when you care for your shoes at home. Not only is it good to do so as a part of shoe care, but it also makes it feel much more refreshing next time when you put the shoes on.