Tips for cleaning, shining and maintaining women’s shoes.
- Shampoo shoes with Lexol PH cleaner or Lincoln EZ Cleaner to get the surface dirt off. These are mild shampoos and will not harm the leather. Let dry.
- For finished leathers, apply polish of corresponding color with an applicator or soft cloth. W e also have foam applicators available. Let dry to let the polish setup for about 3 minutes. If you can’t find the exact match for color using Neutral will still condition the leather and bring back or brighten up the existing color.
- Brush with 100% Horse Hair shoe brush, have one for colored shoes and one for black shoes only. Brushing helps to distribute the polish evenly and get into difficult areas. Excess polish will rub off onto the brush and the leather will begin to shine.
- After brushing thoroughly, buff briskly with a Professional Shine Cloth to finish the process.
- Apply Fiebings Heel and Sole Dressing to the outside edges of soles and heels. Let dry thoroughly. This puts a nice finishing touch on the shoe shine. We also have Fiebing’s Sole Edge and Heel Polish which I find is a little easier to use.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES:
Lexol PH cleaner applied liberally to patent leather cleans and makes them look shiny again. I also like the Meltonian Leather Lotion for patent leathers.
CLEANING WHITE SHOES:
As with shining any shoe cleaning with the PH Lexol Cleaner or the EZ Cleaner would be the first step.
We recommend Kelly’s Dry Cleaner for taking off the black marks on white shoes. It works great but remember not to rub too hard and take the finish off the leather. After cleaning use White shoe polish to restore the finish, condition, shine and protect the leather.
If the polish doesn’t cover completely you can also use the Tarrago Self-Shine Color dye if necessary, that should cover.
WATER PROOFING: And of course don’t forget to waterproof. It not only protects from the elements but from food and liquids stains. Better safe than sorry. Meltonian Water and Stain Protector is easy to use and won’t darken the leathers. But of course with any shoe care product, always test first on an inconspicuous area.
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