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Proper Shoe Care
The highest quality components combined with the most skilled craftsmanship - a successful recipe for producing beautiful handmade shoes and accessories.
Proper care and maintenance of the shoes will help to ensure their longevity in wear. If you follow the guidelines below and treat your shoes in the correct manner, there is no reason why your shoes will not last for many years.
BRUSH CLEAN, FOLLOW WITH A WAX POLISH
Leather uppers require regular treating with a good-quality wax polish to protect the leather and give a high shine finish. This should help to prolong the life of the uppers and maintain their appearance. The shoes should be dry before application. Try to avoid using unsuitable liquid polish applicators as these can potentially damage the surface of high quality leathers and often create a lacquer which is hard to remove.
Suede and Nubuck uppers can be treated using a ‘Suede Protector’ spray. Using a rubber suede brush can help to lift any dirt and debris, however, stubborn stains may necessitate treatment with a suede shampoo. Suede can often be revived using steam from the kettle and gently cleaning with a rubber suede brush.
USE SHOE TREES & A SHOE HORN
Using wooden shoe trees will help to absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the shoes as they dry out. Using a shoe horn prevents damage to the heels, counter and top line. Each Pair of Ella Bing Black Label Shoes come with a set of Cedar Shoe Trees with your name engraved into the cedar.