Good quality leather shoes can last a lifetime if treated with the right care and attention. Leather is skin after all, so needs to be cleaned and nourished regularly to prevent cracks and to keep its waterproof properties. Aim to clean and polish your shoes every two to four weeks to keep them looking their best. Use a polish that suits your shoes. If you don’t have an exact match, err on the lighter side or use a neutral clear polish, and follow the steps below…
7. Apply polish with applicator
Apply a small amount of polish to an applicator brush and work into the upper and the waist of the sole.
8. Leave overnight
Leave the polish to soak into the shoe for a couple of hours or ideally, leave overnight.
Bring the shoes up to a shine by brushing over the upper with a natural horsehair brush. The aim is to build up friction to create the shine – so brush vigorously. If you’d like more shine, finish by buffing the shoes with a pair of tights or pop socks