How to keep your leather looking newer for longer

A leather shoe is always a great investment. From suede booties to leather heels, here’s how to care for your favourite pairs.

Stunning suede: Styling and shoe care

Suede is made from the underside of the skin, making it soft, pliable and luxurious. A suede shoe offers your look a more textural edge that works well with casual styling.

  • Pair suede booties with skinny jeans, a structured tee and a blazer for the perfect combo of cool and classic.
  • A boho dress, chunky gold jewels and suede shoes are a match made in heaven.


While suede is softer, it is also more susceptible to damage than leather. Make sure to keep your suede shoes away from water and treat them with a water-repellent shoe treatment for extra points. To spot clean, all you need is a damp microfiber cloth or shoe brush and your preferred shoe cleaner.

Colby Protector is an invisible protector specially formulated to protect leather, suede, fabric and wool against penetration of water and oil. It can be used on shoes, boots, clothing, furniture and accessories. it is not suitable for use on some synthetic, patent, metallic and pearlised finishes. The multi Application Suede Brush, plastic handle. Specially designed brass, rubber and bristle head for the cleaning and raising of nap of suede and nubuck shoes and accessories.

Looking after your shoes improves their longevity. Browse our shoe and footcare items here

Some of our favourite suede styles this season

Chelsea boot in leopard print suede

A slip on, suede ankle boot with the right amount of heel. Leopard print elevates every look!


Unlined suede leather Veldskoen

A classic, unlined South African veldskoen that pairs perfectly with boyfriend jeans and a chunky knit. The warming tan colour is also bang on trend for winter!



Luxe leather: Hot looks and looking after it

A classic smooth leather shoe never goes out of style. Leather is as durable as it is stylish and works well on a variety of shoes. From sneakers to sandals, boots to heels – leather adds that extra touch of quality to your footwear. We also love that leather is versatile enough to work with formal office or evening looks as well as to edge up a casual #OOTD.


Make sure to nourish your leather with leather oils or creams, to prevent cracking and prolong shine. As with suede, water is leather’s worst enemy and should be avoided at all costs. Water can create creasing, cracking or cause the dye to run. A damp cloth will be sufficient for gentle cleaning.

Leather styles we’re crushing on 

A classic mid calf leather boot?

Yes please! This kitten heeled baby goes best with leggings, long knits and maxi dresses alike.

Genuine leather banana heel lace up boot

with brogue detail. It has a printed elastic gusset for easy fit and side zip for easy on and off.

Pair with jeans, skirts and funky trench coats for a complete winter look.


Suede or leather? It’s up to you and your personal style. If you’re looking for something a bit more boho, swing for suede while smooth leather is forever loved for its polished finish.

Have an inspired weekend.

Take care, Sarah x

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