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.
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!
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
The perfect shoe care tools, there’s no such thing as too many brushes!
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.
Black and Grey bristle brush, the polished hardwood handle brush is made from the finest quality horsehair.
Available in packs of 2-one black and one grey bristle brush. Perfect gift for the ultimate shoe-a-holic.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Plastic boot shaper with handle, 9 inches high. Holds the boot upright to help prevent cracking and creasing.
Perfumed forepart tree helps shoes to keep their shape and keeps your footwear smelling sweet, treated with anti-bacterial agents to kill germs.
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.
60cm long, created with a knurled polished wood handle, complete with a hanging tie for easy storage.
20cm long, with a polished wooden handle with shaped horn so feet can effortlessly slip into shoes.
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