CARE AND REPAIR OF YOUR SHOES

CARE AND REPAIR OF YOUR SHOES

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.

This is the first article in our ongoing series: " The Complete Shoemaking Process". The next entry in the series is about measurements and sizing.



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SIZING

This sizing chart is designed as a comparison to commonly used sizing systems . The systems differ in what they measure , what unit of measure they use and where the size 0 is positioned . The english system for mens shoes that i use is based on the length of the last measured in barleycorn 1/3inch . If you are uncertain of your size and how it translates to my sizing system please email and we will endeavour to assess your size .

WOMENS SIZING CHART

English 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5
European 35 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40.5 41 42 42.5
Australian 5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
U.S 5 6 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5
Japanese 22 22.5 23.5 23 23.5 24 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5

MENS SIZING CHART

English Australia 4 4.5 5.5 6 6.5 7 8 8.5 9 10 10.5 11 12 12.5 13
U.S 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
European 38 38.5 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47
Japanese 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5 31
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