Care and Repair of Your Shoes
The Complete Shoe Making Process: Part 1
Use a shoehorn to help put them on, thus avoiding damage to the backs of the shoes.
- When taken off, a wooden shoe tree should be inserted to absorb moisture and maintain the shoe’s shape. Store away from any heat sources.
- Clean and polish your shoes regularly, but first remove all dust and dirt using a hard brush.
- To nourish the leather, apply a marble-sized amount of shoe cream using a soft brush or cotton cloth, massaging it in slowly in concentric circles.
- Leave for 10-15 minutes, then remove excess cream with a brush or raised cotton cloth.
- Shine your shoes by applying a quality polish lightly in concentric circles using a smooth cotton cloth, adding a dab of water (or saliva) if required.
- Leave for several hours before giving a final shine with a soft brush or raised cotton cloth.
- Try to rotate the wearing of your shoes for better overall wear.