We hope that you are delighted with your purchase. Buying shoes can be an investment so once you have spent your hard earned cash you will want to take care of them so that you get best wear and value from them. A little time and care to look after your shoes can help lengthen the life of the footwear.
For the first few occasions try and wear your shoes in dry conditions. This allows grit to compact on the bottom and stop the sole because leather soles can expand and become slippery in wet conditions. You may also want to consider getting an expert cobbler to fit a fine half rubber sole which will help protect your the leather sole and improve its longevity.
Please use the recommended product for your particular shoe. Regular cleaning and polishing will maintain and enhance the look of your shoes. Even before you wear your shoes for the first time, give them a little love and attention and protect them with polish and/or protector spray.
We would recommend good quality unfinished cedar shoe tree. Their job is to draw out perspiration and maintain the shape of the shoe as they dry out, and release a pleasant aroma. A couple of hours with the shoe trees in the shoe is enough to allow the shoe to return to its correct shape after wearing.
Stuff your shoes with newspaper and allow to dry slowly, and away form direct heat. Radiators and the like can dry and crack the leather. Before they are completely dry remove the newspaper and insert a shoe tree to help reshape the shoe.
The fine leathers used in most of our shoes require a full 24 hours to dry out from natural perspiration or rain so we recommend not wearing the same shoes on successive days.
A shoe horn can help to prevent damage to the back of the heel and shape.