Leather Boots Care Tips

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A good pair of (Boots) leather shoes is that one fashion accessory that can single handedly elevate any look for men.
From loafers and oxfords to sneakers and mules, leather can make anything type of shoe look ten times more premium and luxurious.
Well, this statement stands true only when you are able to take good care of your leather shoes.

Leather is known for its durability and timelessness. However, it is also one of the most high-maintenance materials out there.

With all these advantages, it’s not really shocking how expensive pure leather shoes and accessories can be.
Today, we will discuss everything from how to clean leather shoes to how to increase their lifespan. Here are some simple leather shoe care tips to help you do that!

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Leather shoe care can seem daunting, but leather is actually incredibly durable when given just a little love. Proper care for leather shoes (whether dress shoes, boots, or casual sneakers) really comes down to two main concepts: keep them clean and keep them dry. Just a few simple steps will greatly improve the longevity of your footwear.

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1 Keep Them Away From Water

No matter what variety of leather you have, it is not going to be naturally waterproof. Water is like poison for not only leather but any premium material. In case your shoes do get exposed to water, make sure to dry them properly. Use a dry paper towel to pat dry the shoes and place some inside the shoes to soak up the water. Avoid leaving them under direct sunlight and don’t use any harsh heat source like a hair dryer either.

2. CLEAN THEM AFTER EACH WEAR

Keep a shoe brush or microfiber cloth handy and give your shoes a quick clean after each wear. This will keep any dirt or grime from being ground into the leather as time goes on, saving you from having to deal with staining later on.

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2. CLEAN THEM AFTER EACH WEAR

Keep a shoe brush or microfiber cloth handy and give your shoes a quick clean after each wear. This will keep any dirt or grime from being ground into the leather as time goes on, saving you from having to deal with staining later on. 

3. Damp & Dry Clean Them

Without water, it’s impossible to get the dirt out properly. So instead of soaking them in the water you can give them a damp wipe. Before doing this, make sure that you have removed all the excess dirt using a shoe brush. 

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Now take any old, damp cloth and give your shoes a gentle wipe. This can be done daily if needed.

4. POLISH THEM EVERY 6 WEARS

Just like you don’t want your leather to get too wet, you also don’t want it to dry out because it can crack. We know. It’s fickle. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep a healthy balance: Use a shoe polish every 6 wears or so.
Shoe polish helps moisturize the leather while adding a layer of protection to repel dust and water. It also restores colour and hides scuffs and blemishes. You just have to decide between wax or cream polish (or both).
Cream is more moisturizing than wax, and it creates a natural finish. Wax polish offers slightly better protection and a higher level of shine, but it can be more drying. We suggest starting with a cream and finishing with wax, but the choice is up to you depending on the finish you want.
Apply the polish to clean shoes in a circular motion using a microfiber cloth. If you want to go the extra mile, you can use a pig hair brush to work it in deeper. Finish off with a polishing glove and/or brush to buff the shoe and bring back the shine.

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5. STORE SHOES IN A DUST BAG WHEN NOT IN USE

Dust can work its way into leather shoes over time, resulting in staining and degradation. If you won’t be wearing your shoes on a regular basis, keep them in a fabric dust bag to protect them while also allowing them to breathe.

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