Genuine leather needs proper storage and upkeep from time to time to keep them looking new and helping them to last.  

Here's our five easy tips to do just that.

 brunette putting brown clogs in shoe box


First, grab your supplies:

  • Leather conditioner (more on that below.)
  • Soft cloth or brush
  • Dish soap
  • Small bowl
  • Leather protection spray


Tip 1.

Watch your step.  Avoid all the puddles, wait for the rain to stop before stepping out, and keep an eye out for anything you could bump your foot in to to avoid all those scrapes.


Tip 2.

Clean them once a month.  Grab your small bowl, mix up warm water with a bit of dish soap, and wipe down the leather.  Be sure to use a clean, soft cloth so you don't create any scratches.  Wipe them down and set them out to air dry away from direct sunlight.


brown clog on table next to dish soap and small pink bowl


Tip 3.

Condition, condition, condition. 

brunette wiping leather conditioner on brown clog

When looking for a leather conditioner, try to find one that is specifically made for shoes.  Since leather dries out which leads to cracking, keeping them moisturized will extend the life of your shoes ten fold.  First, give your shoes a good cleaning and then wipe down your shoes with a leather conditioner on a soft cloth.  Do this every three to size months to keep them looking new.

walter's leather products on white background 


Tip 4.

Store them safely.  Keep your leather shoes out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.  Keep them in a box or a dustbag so the leather doesn't pick up any pigment from the shoes touching them and be sure to keep them away from artificial heat sources.

brunette putting leather clog in dust bag 


Tip 5.

Protect them.  Grab a protection spray made specifically for leather shoes.  Get them good and clean, then spray light coats roughly six inches away.  Let them air dry and wear them with confidence.

 brunette spraying leather protectant on shoes


The better you care for your shoes, the longer they'll last.



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