The Shoe Care Guide

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The Shoe Care Guide

It’s good to start off on the right foot and taking extra care of your footwear can keep your shoes looking and feeling fresher for longer. So, whether you’re treating yourself to a brand-new pair or your favourites need a little extra TLC, this shoe care guide will help you to get the most out of your shoe collection. *Elbow grease isn’t included.

 

Get Back to Basics

Giving your shoes a regular clean it may be an obvious suggestion, but it can help prevent a build-up of dirt, particularly in the colder months when grit is used on the roads. We recommend a dry cloth, or for tougher dirt try a shoe brush.

Top Tip Don’t forget to remove any laces before the big clean!

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The Essential Shoe Care Kit

To kick start the footwear fundamentals we’d recommend our Shoe Care Kit, at just £6.99 it holds 6 mighty essentials in a compact carry case, including:

Black Polish | Neutral Polish | Shoe Shine | Shoe Horn | Polishing Cloth | Shoe Brush

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Brush it Off

The perfect shoe care tools, there’s no such thing as too many brushes!

5621 + 5651 CREPE SUEDE BRUSH WITH SUEDE CLEANING BLOCK

Suede Brush

Investing in a good quality suede brush is a great way to remove dirt, keeping your shoes looking tip top. A specialist suede shampoo will ensure a thorough clean just apply in a circular motion for the best results. Always leave to dry naturally, applying direct heat can cause the leather to come away from the lining and distort the shape.

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LARGE HORSEHAIR BRUSH

Large Horsehair Brush

Black and Grey bristle brush, the polished hardwood handle brush is made from the finest quality horsehair.

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C5701 SMALL BRISTLE SHOE BRUSH SOLD IN PACKS OF 2

2 Small Bristle Brush

Available in packs of 2-one black and one grey bristle brush. Perfect gift for the ultimate shoe-a-holic.

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Polish, protect … perfect!

Obviously, you won’t need to apply shoe polish to your trainers, so it is important that you find the right shoe care products for the shoes in question! We have a wide shoe care range available for every type and style of shoe, here’s a little overview of some of our must-have essentials:

For Textile, Suede & Leather

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Natural Water-Based Protector Spray

Unfortunately, we are graced with the wet stuff at all times of the year here in the UK, so weatherproofing your suede shoes is an absolute must. By applying the spray around two times a month it helps to protect your shoes from rain and dirt, just make sure you follow the instructions for the best results!

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For Leather

2626 RENOVATING CREAM WITH APPLICATOR SOLD X2 ONLY.

Leather Renovating Cream

Leather is a natural material, as such you need to keep it supple to prevent drying and cracking. Investing in good quality shoe cream is a must, this will help to nourish the material and help prolong your shoe’s life.

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2222 SHOE CREAM IN JARS SOLD IN QUANTITIES OF 2 ONLY

Shoe Cream with Beeswax

By adding a shoe cream with wax to leather, it builds up a form of protection to help combat staining and of course, it adds a perfect shine. Although many use a cloth for this step, a brush helps apply the wax across the stitching and any detailing. It’s important that you choose a pigment that matches your shoe otherwise you can alter the appearance altogether.

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The secret’s in the storage

Investing in good shoe storage is a great solution to keep your shoes in shape, especially if they haven’t been worn in a while.

Now spring is here you may be stowing away your boots to the back of the cupboard, or favouring your sandals over your shoes, by investing in shoe trees and boot shapers you can keep your style looking fine for when autumn come back round again.

 

 0011 DASCOMATIC BOOT SHAPER

Dascomatic Boot Shaper

Plastic boot shaper with handle, 9 inches high. Holds the boot upright to help prevent cracking and creasing.

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Anti-Bacterial Shoe Tree

Perfumed forepart tree helps shoes to keep their shape and keeps your footwear smelling sweet, treated with anti-bacterial agents to kill germs.

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Easy does it

Using a shoe horn can not only make slipping into your style oh-so effortless, it can also help prolong the life of your shoes, keeping their backs strong and sturdy.

5024 KNURLED WOOD HANDLE SHOE HORN

Long Shoe Horn

60cm long, created with a knurled polished wood handle, complete with a hanging tie for easy storage.

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5076 SMALL WOOD HANDLE SHOE HORN

Short Shoe Horn

20cm long, with a polished wooden handle with shaped horn so feet can effortlessly slip into shoes.

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Extra Tips

  • We recommend wearing your shoes in dry conditions for the first few wears, fine grit on dry soles will give effective water resistance and help to increase the lifespan of your shoe.
  • Try to avoid getting your leather shoes wet if possible, but if the worst should happen, wet scrunched up newspaper is the best solution for drawing out moisture. Make sure that you leave your shoes to dry naturally and do not apply any direct heat as this can cause leather to crack or pull away from the lining.
  • Did you know that wearing your shoes on consecutive days can cause damage? We advise giving your shoes a day’s rest in-between wears, so that your shoes have enough time to dry out from rain or foot perspiration. The best reason to have more shoes!

 

We’d love to hear your top shoe care tips, submit a comment below or share your footwear wisdom on our Facebook page with your fellow footwear friends!


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