Leather Cleaning Instructions
Regular use of water and stain repellent will help guard
against stains and water penetration. However a protector will not make the shoe
waterproof - wet shoes should always be left to dry naturally - never by artificial heat.
Regular leather shoes need cleaning and care with
shoe creams or polishes. Select a neutral shade or a color nearest to the color of the
shoes. Remove all dust and dirt with a damp cotton cloth. Never polish wet shoes
Scuff Resistant Leather
Remove minor scuffs by simply rubbing them with your
hand. The natural oil in your hand restores the original look of the leather. For deeper
scrapes and scuffs use a soft and neutral shoe polish. This process moisturizes and
replenishes the natural oil in the leather leaving a shiny coating that will prolong and
sustain the wear of the leather.
Regular use of a soft brush or rubber brush will
keep the nap of the suede free from dust. Stubborn stains should be removed with a
commercial suede cleaner.
Extra care should be taken when cleaning due to the
fine nap of this leather. Stains should be removed with a special Nubuck cleaner and a
soft suede brush.
Some natural leathers have high fat-liquor content,
which sometimes develops a white surface haze known as "Blooming". More
noticeable on darker leathers, this white discoloration can easily be removed by wiping
with a damp cloth. Our natural leathers may also bleed their pigment onto light colored
socks the first few times being worn.