Proper shoe care tips

Quality shoes are not just another piece of clothing. They are products made by experienced craftsmen and artisans. With appropriate care, your quality shoes can last for years, sometimes even decades. For this reason we would like to point out the most important guidelines for proper maintenance of your shoes.

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1. New shoes should not be worn for more than 2-3 hours at a time until they fully break-in

Goodyear welted shoes have a cork layer, and it takes several wears for the cork to mold to the anatomy of your foot. When the shoes fully adapt to your foot, only then you can wear them all day and enjoy their comfort.

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2. Do not expose new shoes to the elements (rain, snow), wear them only in dry weather

If your shoes do get wet, never expose them to a direct heat source (hair dryer, radiator, heater, etc.). On the contrary, wet shoes should be left to dry naturally. In such situations it is best to put shoe trees and place the shoes on the side (rather than on the sole) until they are dry.

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3. Always use shoe horn

That way you will protect the back of the shoe.

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4. Never wear the same shoes two days in a row

The leather takes time to dry and recover after each wearing. By following this tip you will certainly extend the life of your footwear.

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5. Shoe trees should be used after each wearing

Not only do they maintain the form of the shoes, but they also absorb moisture that the leather accumulates during wear due to foot perspiration. It is best to use cedar wood shoe trees, because in addition to excellent absorption properties, cedar wood releases a very pleasant aroma, so your shoes will always have a nice smell to them.

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6. Brush your shoes after each wearing in order to remove the accumulated layers of dust and dirt

Then put shoe trees and apply the appropriate cream to nourish the leather and prevent dryness and cracking.

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7. Avoid additions that weren’t done by the manufacturer (like stick on soles, etc.)

Because they can seriously impair balance, comfort and the life of the shoe. If you must do that, make sure you entrust the job to a respectable cobbler.

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8. Goodyear welted shoes can be completely disassembled and put back together again when the soles wear out

It is best to send your shoes directly to the manufacturer who will put your shoes on the original last and replace the worn out soles with new ones. If you request so, most manufacturers (especially English ones) can also repair the uppers, so that you get back your shoes in almost original condition. The time required to repair Goodyear welted shoes usually takes 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the manufacturer.

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