• How to clean leather shoes



Few men take care of their shoes. Leather, premium material par excellence, is living, which means time and environment will have impact on it. Leather that hasn’t been nourished will end up cracking and shoes stored without shoetrees will shrink and lose their shape. As it is said "you can judge a man by his shoes", and so it is a shame to neglect taking care of your favourite shoes.


Crespin shoes are handmade in France in the finest tradition with high quality leathers coming from most famous tanneries, which means some minutes of weekly care will allow you to wear them for years.

First, some simple advise to apply on a daily basis:

  • Always slip your shoes on using a shoe-horn, not to damage seams on the back

  • Never wear the same shoes two consecutive days, to allow some rest to the leather

  • Shoetrees will absorb moisture from the leather and retain the shape of your shoes longer

  • Brush your shoes everytime you remove them to avoid the dust from becoming embedded in leather pores

  • Leather needs to be regularly nourished



LEATHER CARE

Equipment



Preparation

The following steps must be done before applying care product.

  1. Remove laces

  2. Put shoetrees inside 

  3. Remove dust using a brush dedicated to this task

Clean leather shoes with brush



Cream application every 2-3 wearings

  1. Choose a crème de beauté with a shade slightly darker than the one of your shoes

  2. Put some cream on an applicator brush dedicated to this color, and using circular motion spread it over until it penetrates the leather

  3. Let it dry for a while

  4. Remove cream surplus and polish shoes using a polish brush dedicated to this color


Cream for shoe care  Clean leather shoes with cream



Polishing

Polish paste to get shiny shoes.

  1. Choose a polish paste with a shade slightly darker than the one of your shoes

  2. Put some polish paste on an applicator brush dedicated to this color, and using circular motion spread it over until it penetrates the leather

  3. Let it dry for a few minutes

  4. Remove paste surplus and polish shoes using a polish brush dedicated to this color


Polish for leather shoes  Clean leather shoes with polish



Cleaning

Clean and nourish deeply the leather every 4-5 cream applications.

  1. Put some crème délicate on an old cotton shirt and rub the leather strongly to remove polish paste layers, which will nourish the leather deeply

  2. This technique can lighten the leather color. If you wish to keep the same leather color, it is advised to apply crème de beauté after.

Cleaning cream for leather shoes  Cleaning cream application for leather shoes