More than almost any leather item you have, leather shoes experience the most wear and tear and need the most protection. Regular use and exposure to harsh weather has damaging effects on valuable leather apparel. The following steps can help you clean and condition your leather shoes to improve their appearance, comfort, and durability.
As part of routine cleaning, you should start by brushing off dirt and debris with a soft cloth or brush. Before cleaning your shoes, remove laces to prevent getting water, cleaner, or conditioner on them.
Use a lint-free cloth and Leather Honey Leather Cleaner to clean any remaining dirt and debris. It is important to not get the leather too wet. Do not place leather shoes in the sun or near a heater to dry as this can cause them to become brittle and discolored.
Leather is known for its durability, and it is a particularly popular material for quality footwear. But too much water can be hazardous to your leather. Because leather is a porous material, it will quickly soak in that water. This rapid influx of water, followed by a release when the water dries, can lead to premature damage and cracking of the leather. Letting your shoes get soaked in the rain is no way to take care of your investment.
But, life happens, and sometimes you are going to get caught in the rain while wearing your favorite leather boots. So how can you protect your footwear when you have to wear it in the rain? Here are some tips.
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