How to take care of leather shoes

When it comes to footwear, there’s nothing better than wearing a pair of genuine leather shoes. Beautiful, durable and breathable, and lending a touch of class to any outfit, leather shoes are worthy of five-star treatment. With proper care, your favourite pair should comfortably see you through many years of wear – looking as fabulous as the day you first wore them!

Keep your leather shoes clean

To keep that pair of beautiful punched slingback court shoes, platform shoes, or closed wedges looking gorgeous, make a habit of cleaning them after each wear. Using a shoe brush with bristles made from natural material such as the Colby Horse Hair Brush, or a soft, clean cloth, wipe the shoes down to remove any dust or debris. This will stop dirt from settling into the shoe seams and help restore the leather’s natural shine. For shoes that are slightly muddy, a light spray of water and a quick rub with a soft cloth will do the trick.


Protect your leather shoes from water

With winter around the corner we need to be prepared for all of it's rainy days . When those days come around, Colby Protector will help you out. This is an invisible protector that will help with water or oil spills on your suede, leather shoes. Slightly damp or partially wet leather shoes should be allowed to dry out completely at room temperature before being packed away. Doing so will prevent your shoes from gathering mould and mildew, both of which love damp, dark places. To help dry out soaking wet leather shoes, stuff the insides with a small hand towel or paper towel to draw out the moisture. Once completely dry, clean and pack away.


Nourish your leather shoes

Being a natural material, there’s no need for harsh, abrasive shoe polishes. Colby Shoe Cream protects and shines your leather shoes. Leather conditioners are creamier than polishes, and a small pea-sized amount on a soft cloth will go a long way in effectively penetrating the leather’s pores, without blocking them. Apply the conditioner, then buff gently into the shoe’s leather. Once the entire upper surface is covered, wipe gently to remove any excess cream, and leave for roughly ten minutes before buffing again. The conditioning cream will act as a protective barrier – resisting water penetration and keeping the leather supple. Another bonus – leather conditioner will fill and remove small scuff marks, as well.


Genuine leather footwear with comfort and quality in mind

Froggie is all about genuine leather shoes! Each pair is made with love in South Africa, and promises long lasting comfort.

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