Shoe care is an important part of keeping your shoes looking their best and lasting longer. There are a few basic things you can do to care for your shoes, no matter what type of material they are made from.
Cleaning your shoes
The first step in shoe care is to clean your shoes regularly. You can use a damp cloth to wipe away any dirt or dust. If your shoes are made from a delicate material, you may want to use a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse your shoes thoroughly and dry them completely before wearing them again.
Polishing your shoes
Once your shoes are clean, you can polish them to protect them and give them a shine. There are many different types of shoe polish available, so choose one that is appropriate for the type of material your shoes are made from. Apply a thin coat of polish to your shoes and buff them with a soft cloth.
We recommend Cherry blossom polish because of its unique blend of waxes to keep your shoes looking great.
Storing your shoes
When you're not wearing your shoes, it's important to store them properly to prevent them from getting damaged. If your shoes are made from leather, you can store them in a cool, dry place. If your shoes are made from a fabric, you may want to store them in a shoe bag to protect them from dust and dirt.
There are a number of shoe accessories that can help you keep your shoes looking their best. Shoe trees help to keep your shoes in shape and prevent them from creasing. Shoe horns help you put on your shoes without damaging them. And shoe bags help to protect your shoes from dust and dirt.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your shoes looking their best and lasting longer.
Here are some additional tips for caring for specific types of shoes:
Leather shoes should be cleaned and polished regularly to prevent them from drying out and cracking. You can use a leather conditioner to help keep your leather shoes looking their best.
Suede shoes should be brushed regularly to remove any dirt or dust. You can use a suede protector to help keep your suede shoes looking their best. We have a great selection of protector sprays that will protect suede and nubuck shoes from dirt and stains
Canvas shoes can be washed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle if recommended by the manufacturer. Be sure to air-dry your canvas shoes completely before wearing them again.
We recommend the Vans cleaning kit for keeping shoes such as Vans and Converse looking in tip top shape. The kit includes a cleaner, a protector and a refresher
Athletic shoes should be cleaned after each use. You can use a mild soap and water solution to clean your athletic shoes. Be sure to air-dry your athletic shoes completely before wearing them again. Instore we carry a great selection of shoe refreshers that can be sprayed into trainers that kill bacteria, the bacteria can be the main cause of shoe odour.