Will I make it?…It's very difficult but I'll try!
I start from a first objective consideration. In general, people tend not to care about their shoes. I, who am always there observing, often see them dirty, discolored, with halos of rain and sweat…
Sometimes even with a nice dress, two war remnants peep out, two shoes so shapeless or dirty that it would be right to retire as soon as possible or give a deserved burial.
Well, don't worry, I'm almost certain that you who read are not among these "abusers".
If you are, I'll give you some tips to repent and acquire even more charm, elegance and importance with a shoe that speaks of how you took care of it and therefore will speak well of you! (sometimes I'm really twisted…)
So let's see how to clean your shoes:
Before giving any product, REMOVE dust or dirt with a sponge or damp cloth. Don't put polishes or creams with powder because the effect would be a nice, really indigestible mixture.
Once the shoe is perfectly dry, let's move on to the polish (naturally of excellent quality)
Apply with a brush, let it absorb for a few minutes and then…elbow grease. I want to see you sweating like a barbecue man at the mid-August party on the beach.
First with the brush and then with a woolen cloth.
I assure you that in this way the shoe will shine like a diamond.
I advise you to ABSOLUTELY AVOID self-polishing products, such as calzonetto.
If you're wondering why, I invite you to imagine the leather of the shoe as if it were your own skin.
After putting on make-up (this applies to ladies eh…) in the evening it is necessary to remove make-up before putting on make-up again the next day.
I don't think that in the evening you go to sleep with makeup on and the following morning, you apply the makeup again on top of the previous one.
Here, this is what you do, when you apply these products with a swab every day. Go and create layer upon layer of these creamy substances that prevent perspiration and from an aesthetic point of view create a series of folds and marks that make the leather lose its brilliance and the shoe will soon be unrecognizable.
I advise you to alternate a neutral polish and the polish of the same color as the shoe.
More and more often shoes have indefinite colors, perhaps with aged workmanship or shades. In this case, use mostly the neutral polish and every 4 or 5 times the polish of the darkest shade.
How to clean suede shoes:
Now we come to the question of questions in this area: SUEDE SHOES.
Do you know those beautiful suede shoes, which have the characteristic of being soft and comfortable?
99.99% of customers tell me: "I don't want suede because they are delicate, they get dirty and stay ugly" and I always give them the same answer: IT DEPENDS!!!
You got it right: it depends!
If you buy a nice pair of suede shoes and on a rainy day you go out, wet them, walk in them all day and then when you get home you put them in the shoe rack waiting to put them back on maybe after a week….that is NOT the shoe that works for you!
If, on the other hand, despite the bad weather, you want to wear them easily, open your ears (so to speak) and listen to what you have to do:
AS SOON as you get home, take off your shoes
take a dish sponge, wet it and squeeze it
so damp, you pass it several times on the shoe in order to remove the dirt and the marks
let it dry in an airy place (NO near the radiator)
It will be sufficient that before putting them on again, you give them a brush. Over time, if you want to keep it shiny, like new, there are suede coloring products that should be applied to a clean shoe.
As you can see, with a minimum of attention if the shoe is well made, bad weather won't cause problems.
And to make them last twice as long?
This, frankly, is a secret I shouldn't reveal…ha ha ha.
But today I'm in the right mood...
The first rule is alternation. If you use the same shoe every day, this one doesn't have time to dry completely during the night and over time the humidity and the bacterial load accumulate: from here then, odors and sweat stains that can become evident.
So, one day you put it, one rests.
During rest, the ideal is to insert a wooden mold which on the one hand maintains the shape of the shoe and on the other absorbs humidity.
So, in summary, you've learned how to clean your shoes, alternating and using the mold, will allow you to fully enjoy your favorite footwear for a long time.
But all this must be done on excellent shoes: like the ones you can find on our site.
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