Shoe Care

General
To help maintain the appearance and to prolong the like of your next pair of shoes, we recommend the following:
  1. Regular use of a waterproofing spray will help to guard against staining and water penetration.
    NB important: a protector spray will make the shoe water resistant, not waterproof.
  2. Wet shoes should always be left to dry naturally, never by artificial heat.
  3. The use of a shoe horn will prevent damage to the backs of your shoes.
  4. To prolong the life of your shoes, it is advisable to alternate wear between two pairs of shoes.

Leather Uppers
Leather shoes need regular cleaning and care with wax polishes (or shoe creams).
Select the closest colour to your shoes, or use a neutral shade.
Before cleaning, ensure the shoes are dry and remove all surface mud and dust with a damp cloth.
For a quick polish, use a polishing pad.




Nubuck Leather and Suede Leather Uppers
Due to the fine nap of this leather, extra care should be taken when cleaning.
Gentle use of a suede brush with a nubuck/suede cleaner will remove most stains.
Suede shampoo or suede cleaning sticks are ideal for the removal of marks and stains from suede.
After cleaning always re-protect with a waterproofing spray. Nubuck and suede leather cannot be entirely colourfast.

Please ask us if you have any questions regarding care of your shoes.
Phone: (03) 6331 6994
70 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
Email: thehouseofshoes@hotmail.com