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Shoe Care

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Caring for your shoes

A quality pair of leather shoes will last a long while, if they are cared for properly. Here at Edward Meeks we want you to enjoy your brogues for many years to come, so here are some great care-at-home tips to help you get the most from your shoes.

Think of the four stages

Its important to remember the four stages; clean, condition, polish and waterproof. If you wear the shoes on a regular basis, make sure you follow this routine once a week, while giving a quick clean and polish every time you wear them.

First, make sure you polish leather often

Don’t wait until they are dirty; as soon as you get them out of the box, give them a polish with a high -quality brand. This helps condition them straight from the start.

Polish them when you first put them on, then give them a rub down with a damp sponge or cloth to remove any dirt when you take them off. Buff them dry, then polish again. Putting polish on dirty shoes traps the mud, and will cause the leather to break down over time.

Always use the proper kit

Avoid products with a sponge applicator that delivers instant polish and shine, as it may contain ingredients that harm your leather. Instead, stick to the tried and tested methods, and buy a kit that contains quality polish and decent shoe brushes. For the full treatment, you will need:

  • Newspaper to clean them on and pack if damp inside
  • Soft rags or cloths for cleaning and buffing
  • Soft natural brush for buffing
  • Leather cleaner or saddle soap
  • Leather conditioner
  • Shoe polish
  • Leather protectant


Clean off with water, then use saddle cleaner to remove the dirt thoroughly. Dry off and buff, before applying conditioner. Work the conditioner in so that it is absorbed into the leather.Wipe away any excess, make sure it is dry and apply shoe polish. Finally, when the polish is dry, use protectant.

Looking after leather soles

There is nothing more comfortable and well-made than shoes with a leather sole.to make them last longer, consider having a rubber sole fitted underneath. This not only protects the leather, but is cheaper to replace.

Dealing with the damp

If you should get wet shoes, stuff them with dry newspaper as soon as you get home, then put them in a cool and airy place to dry off. Don’t use direct heat on them, or put them near the fire or radiator, as it will crack the leather if they dry too quickly.

Look after suede

Before you wear suede shoes, treat them with a good protective spray that repels moisture, mud, salt and anything else you come into contact with. Be careful which spray you choose, as it may affect the colour. Test it first.

Before you wear suede shoes, treat them with a good protective spray that repels moisture, mud, salt and anything else you come into contact with. Be careful which spray you choose, as it may affect the colour. Test it first.

Looking after your shoes takes time, but if you make time, your shoes will look after you for many years to come.