Care Guide

Leather
Over time, small creases may develop and colour may change slightly. This is an unavoidable consequence of normal wear and adds to its charm. Leather should be regularly treated with an appropriate protector to help guard against staining and water penetration. The protector spray will not however make the shoe waterproof. Store leather shoes in cotton flannel shoe bags like the ones we provide you so that they can breathe. Avoid plastic bags as they prevent air circulation.

Leather is a natural product and will become porous in wet conditions. If your shoes get wet, leave them to dry naturally, away from a direct source of heat (never by artificial heat). This will prevent the outer materials drying out and cracking. Insoles on sandals may lift due to perspiration and heat. This is an unavoidable consequence of normal wear but can be easily fixed by re-sticking, a very simple job for your shoe repairer.

Suede
Over time, small creases may develop and colour may change slightly. This is an unavoidable consequence of normal wear and adds to its charm. Suede should be regularly treated with an appropriate protector to help guard against staining and water penetration. The protector spray will not however make the shoe waterproof. A suede brush will help keep the nap raised and the suede looking new. Store suede shoes in cotton flannel shoe bags like the ones we provide so that they can breathe. Avoid plastic bags as they prevent air circulation. Keep suede away from light which will fade the colour, and damp conditions which can encourage growth of damaging mold and mildew.

Extra care should be taken when cleaning. A nail file or suede brush can be used to remove dry mud and scuff marks on suede shoes. Gently file or brush away the stain with delicate strokes. Oil stains on suede can be removed by covering the stain with corn starch directly on the spot. Be liberal with the application. Allow the corn starch to set on the stain for 10-minutes. The powder will absorb the oil and pull it out of the suede. Brush it off the surface. Repeat if necessary.

If suede shoes get wet, soak up excess moisture with a clean towel then allow the suede to dry naturally, away from a direct source of heat. After the shoes dry, restore the nap with a suede brush.

Please remember that leather is a natural product and some variations between each shoe in terms of colour and finish may occur. Colour fastness cannot be guaranteed on suede or leather.