It’s a well known saying that “shoes make a man”. Even though you got your best outfit on, a pair of fancy leather shoes will definitely add charm to you. No matter if you are a corporate junkie or just a random pub hopper, a pair of good leather shoes can easily transition your look from morning to evening. Hence it is very important to look after your precious leather shoes. Even though leather shoes are meant for the rough and tough use, sing them recklessly can damage them. But do not fret as here we are to help you. Here are few easy steps to maintain your leather shoes and make them last long.
Do not store them in a box
It is a common practice that we store our leather shoes in a box which should be particularly avoided. Leather shoes need to be stored in an airy place because humidity can harm your precious leather shoes.
Dry your shoes quickly after they get wet
Water can seriously damage your shoes. It is best to avoid contact of water with your shoes. The best remedy is to wipe your shoes with a dry paper and store them wrapped in a dry newspaper for few hours. Do not place wet shoes near a heater as quick heating might create cracks in your shoes.
Do not wear them regularly
We understand that you are very comfortable in your favourite leather shoes but using them regularly can harm them. Let them breather and avoid using the same pair of shoes for more than 3 days. Change them every few days.
Clean with care and love
Leather shoes are delicate and needs to be cleaned with care and lots of love. After getting dirty, use a wet cloth to clean your shoes and let them dry naturally. Do not dry your shoes in sunlight as this will harm the leather of your shoes.
Use leather conditioner from time to time
Just like your skin, the leather also needs nourishment. Daily wear and tear can cause the leather to lose its natural oils, flexibility and moisture and this may generate cracks in your shoes. Taking care of shoes is important and the regular use of conditioner is a good habit.
Use wax polish for shine and protection
It is suggested to use wax polish for your leather shoes as this will give it a clean shine without penetrating the leather and damaging it. Use a wax polish regularly and then wipe off your shoes with a piece of nylon to get that perfect shine.
Use shoe trees
Use of shoe trees is must if you want your shoes to last longer. Shoe trees are made with cedar wood. These shoe trees will not only absorb the moisture from your trees but will also maintain the shape of your shoes.