The right-looking leather shoes can take an outfit to the next level. But what’s the right way of taking care of leather shoes? If you don’t know the first thing about it, you can check out the YouTube video, New Leather Shoes? 7 Must Do’s Before Wearing. It provides some essential tips that help the viewers take great care of their shoes.
Whatever you do, don’t store them in a box.
It’s easy to be tempted to leave your shiny new shoes in boxes to avoid getting them dirty or old, but this is detrimental to leather shoes. The humid air may do more harm than good. You can stuff newspapers in them when you are not wearing them. These can absorb the moisture around and on the shoes, which will keep them dry and new for a long time.
Use a damp cloth and warm water to clean the leather shoes regularly. If you must use soap, choose a mild one but avoid sponges. Allow the leather shoes to air dry at room temperature, but keep them out of direct sunlight since heat damages leather. Give your clean shoes a good polish using a wax polish. From time to time, use a leather conditioner to keep the leather flexible and moisturized.