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Shoe Care Guide


TIPS & TRICKS
how to care for your shoes!

THINGS TO BEAR IN MIND...

USE YOUR SHOES CORRECTLY
The harsh environment in a stable can damage the leather in your footwear and the glue on the soles. For this reason, we don't recommend using riding boots or shoes in the stable. Instead, we recommend you use rubber boots or clean your shoes or boots thoroughly after each use.
 
USE THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR THE MATERIAL
Always use the shoe care product recommended, as it is specially designed to be used for the material in your shoes. Certain materials, such as suede and nubuck, are delicate and require specific care.
 
NEW SHOES
Bear in mind that new shoes do not provide adequate protection against dirt and water. Treat new shoes with a suitable waterrproofing or conditioning product before first use and then at regular intervals. This will prolong their lifespan.
 
ZIPS NEED CARE TOO
Clean the zip with a small brush and dry as necessary. If a zip gets stuck, never force it. Instead, remove any mud or sand. Open the zip all the way before putting on your shoes or boots, to avoid damaging it.
 
REPLACE INSOLES REGULARLY

Insoles not only improve comfort and fit but also absorb moisture, which helps to keep both your feet and shoes healthy.

 

BOOT STRETCHER

Always use a boot stretcher or boot hanger. This protects the leather and zips while helping to maintain the shape of the boot shaft and preventing it from creasing.
 
ON AND OFF
Always use a shoehorn to put your boots on. This prolongs the life of the heel cap. Use a boot jack to take them off.
 
Take good care of your shoes and boots to prolong their lifespan.
When leather is cared for correctly, its appearance will often improve with age.
 
 

CLEANING

Leather Remove dirt with a shoe brush and use an appropriate product such as leather soap to treat stubborn stains.
Oiled leather Remove dirt with a shoe brush and use leather soap or another appropriate product where necessary.
Synthetic leather Remove dirt with a shoe brush and use a cloth with a mild soap solution where necessary
Patent leather Use a lotion or spray designed for cleaning patent leather.
Nubuck Buff with a suede brush or a buffing block. Pay extra attention to stains, salt marks and shiny areas.
Mixed materials
tex-materials
Remove dirt with a shoe brush and use a cleaning product appropriate for the material.
   
 

CARE

Leather Treat with leather conditioner or shoe polish. Natural or a matching colour. Allow to dry for 15 minutes, then brush the product into the leather. Buff with a polishing cloth for a deep shine.
Oiled leather Treat with oil, leather conditioner or spray. This gives the oil a newly oiled finish and also protects and waterproofs it. Note that this treatment will darken the appearance of light-coloured leather.
Synthetic leather Use a buffing sponge to improve the shine. Use shoe polish or instant shine polish to restore the colour.
Patent leather Use a lotion or spray designed for cleaning patent leather.
Nubuck Use an appropriate polish to restore and waterproof your shoes. Allow the polish dry for 10 minutes, then rough up the surface with a suede brush.
Mixed materials
tex-materials
Use a product appropriate for the outer material.
   
 

PROTECT

Leather Use a waterproofing spray for a water-repellent surface. Treat leather outersoles with an appropriate waterproofing product, or have the shoes or boots resoled.
Oiled leather Use a waterproofing spray to improve their resistance to water.
Synthetic leather Use a waterproofing spray appropriate for synthetic materials.
Patent leather Do not use waterproofing spray on patent leather shoes.
Nubuck Apply waterproofing spray, allow to dry and then fluff up the surface with a suede brush. Repeat as necessary. Allow to dry between treatments.
Mixed materials
tex-materials
Use waterproofing spray.
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