Now that you have purchased your brand new shoes, how do you look after them? Each type of finish will have it's own set of care tips - some finishes may require a little more TLC then others. To keep your new purchase in good condition, we have compiled a list of tips shown below:
Dirt and dust should be removed before cleaning with a neutral leather conditioner such as Zorbel.
Metallic shoes have a foil finish that is laminated onto the upper. The foil will naturally wear off with any abrasion.
SUEDE AND NUBUCK SHOES
Suede is a delicate material that needs care and attention. Be wary of getting suede shoes wet! If they do get wet, let them dry naturally (not in front of a heater) then brush delicately with a suede brush. Also use a suede brush to remove dirt from the surface of the shoes.
Spraying suede and nubuck shoes with a waterproofer regularly is highly recommended.
Remove excess dust and dirt and then clean with a foam fabric cleaner. Leave to dry naturally.
BEADED / EMBELLISHED SHOES
Beads, crystals, gems and stitching may be damaged or lost if caught or snagged. Gems and beads are fixed securely, but we cannot guarantee they will remain attached. These shoes are extremely delicate in nature and great care should be taken to avoid any abrasion whilst wearing.
Heel tips often wear down quickly or come away from the heel; they are likened to a button falling off a shirt and can be replaced quickly and easily. Watch for excessive wear on heel tips, we strongly advise you replace the heel tips once they have worn through, BEFORE wearing into the heel. This will allow you to wear your shoes for longer and prevent damaging the heel structure.
We advise you to get a “TOPY” (rubber) sole to protect the sole once worn in. This will lengthen the life of your shoes and protect them from water damage, especially boots.
Crackled leather can be delicate and cracks can further appear and become deeper and more pronounced with wear. This is not a fault but an aging characteristic of the treatment on the leather.
PONY HAIR LEATHER
Pony hair leather is delicate in nature and if scuffed or scraped may damage the appearance and cause loss of fur. This is a natural product and therefore not seen as a fault. To clean, wipe down with dry/mildly damp cloth.
Throughout its life velvet can become crushed and loose its sheen. Like all shoes, regular care is required to maintain its distinct texture and finish. Use a water and stain protector regularly- we recommend Waproo. Water and liquid can stain velvet easily, act quickly! Avoid high exposure to sunlight as it will affect the colour. Store your velvet shoes in a shoe bag/inside their box, in a cool, dry area to protect from dust and moisture.