General advice for shoe care:

Ideally you should alternate two pairs of shoes at least. The unused pair can be kept on trees. These should be made of cedarwood, or similar wood, which will help absorb moisture from the linings. Avoid, plastic, metal or non-absorbant wood trees unless they allow for air to circuilate freely inside the shoes. Removing excess perspiration and other moisture will help to keep the shoes comfortable. For outdoor pursuits such as hiking or climbing do use footwear designed for the purpose, ie are genuinely waterproof. In slushy snow use galoshes as the salt used by councils will penetrate the leather fibres and cause unsightly staining or worse hardening and cracking of the leather. Suede is particularly susceptible to such harsh conditions.

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