Shoe care tips

Shoe care tips:

Never leave your leather shoes in the sun since the sun’s rays will fade the colour. Try and keep them cool, dry and well aired. We lose a considerable of perspiration from our feet during the course of the day and you want this to escape from your shoe linings.

Wood shoe trees will help absorb excess moisture from the shoe linings as well as helping to maintain the shape of the shoes.

If and when your shoes do get wet it is a good idea to try and remove as much moisture as possible before leaving them to dry naturally. Loosely packed newspaper is perfect for this task.

If your shoes get muddy it’s best to let the mud dry fully before brushing it away. Failure to do this can otherwise simply work the mud further into suede shoes. With leather shoes water can work wonders by simply wiping the leather with a damp cloth or sponge.

For salt stains initially try the damp cloth method. However if this proves unsuccessful, which may well be the case for older stains, try the vinegar method. Mix a weak solution of white wine vinegar with water in the ratio of 50/50. Moisten a cloth and wipe the stain from the shoe. If this still fails then resort to neat vinegar. An alternative is to wipe the inside of a fresh onion over the stain until the stain has disappeared.

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