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Love Your Shoes: How to Care for Leather Shoes Like a Pro

Discover how to care for your leather shoes with our expert guide, including cleaning, conditioning, and storage tips to keep them looking timeless.

Azka Zaheer - Writer for First Walkers
By Azka Zaheer
Davor Štefanović - Editor for First Walkers
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated August 14, 2023.

Leather shoes are a timeless fashion accessory and a staple in everyone's wardrobe. They're classic, stylish, and durable if given proper attention and care. Leather shoes are a great investment as they let feet breathe and last longer than synthetic ones. Here are some tips on caring for leather shoes to ensure they remain in excellent condition for years to come.

Guide to Leather Shoe Care

The quality of leather shoes can be compromised due to excessive sun exposure, extreme weather, and cleaning with harsh chemicals. Follow these steps to optimize your leather shoe's lifespan:

  • Clean them after each wear: Regularly cleaning your shoes with a soft brush or microfiber cloth helps remove debris and prevents dirt and grime from being ground into the leather.
  • Avoid extreme weather: Refrain from wearing leather shoes in heavy rain or harsh conditions to prevent damage to the material.
  • Polish every six wears: Regular polishing of leather shoes preserves their appearance and adds a layer of protection. Choose a matching colour polish and apply it with a leather brush or soft cloth.
  • Use a leather conditioner: Apply a leather conditioner to restore the natural oils and maintain the natural shine. Use a soft cloth for applying the moisturizer in a circular motion around the shoe's surface.
  • Store in a dust bag: Avoid storing your leather shoes in plastic bags to prevent damage. Instead, use a dust bag to protect them and allow them to breathe.

Keep Your Kid's Leather Shoes Looking Timeless

Taking care of leather shoes may seem challenging, but with the right guidance, it can be a breeze. By following these tips, you can give your leather shoes the love they deserve and enjoy wearing them for many years. For parents looking for high-quality orthopaedic leather footwear for their children, consider exploring First Walkers' shoe collection.

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