TAKING CARE OF YOUR CUSTOM SHOES
We’ve teamed up with some of the best and finest shoemaking artists and craftsmen in Europe to ensure you not only get unique takes on classic styles but that they’ll last. Following the guidelines below will keep them looking as good (if not better) as the first wear. So you always have beautiful shoes for all the big, special moments and everything in between.
Brush clean, follow with a wax polish:
· Leather uppers require regular treating with a good-quality wax polish to protect the leather and maintain a high shine finish. Make sure the shoes are dry before application. Avoid using unsuitable liquid polish applicators as these can potentially damage the surface of high quality leathers and often create a lacquer that is difficult to remove.
· Suede and Nubuck uppers can be treated using a suede protector spray. A rubber suede brush can lift any dirt and debris; however, stubborn stains may necessitate treatment with a suede shampoo. Suede can often be revived using steam and gentle cleaning with a rubber suede brush.
Use shoe trees and a shoe horn:
· Wooden shoe trees will help to absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the shoes as they dry out. Shoe horns prevent damage to the heels, counter, and top line.
First use and wet conditions:
· Leather soles can expand when wet so it is best to avoid wet conditions when wearing your new shoes for the first two or three outings. In the event that your leather soles do become sodden, ensure that you dry them out slowly and naturally, away from direct heat. Leather shoes often take a day to dry out fully from natural perspiration, so whenever possible, alternate daily with other shoes.