How do I maintain my shoes?
Buying new shoes is of course super fun, but it is also important that you properly maintain your new shoes. By properly maintaining your new shoes you ensure that they last longer. And after all, nobody wants to walk around with worn shoes. Yet many people find it difficult to properly care for new shoes. Choosing the right maintenance method can indeed be a difficult task. Of course we want you to be able to enjoy your new shoes for as long as possible and that’s why we give you a hand! We give you a number of tips to take good care of your new shoes.
Why maintain shoes?
Have you bought new shoes that you absolutely love? Then you probably want to do this for as long as possible. Good care is very important for this. Well-groomed shoes retain their quality for longer, making your shoes look like new for a longer period of time. But a good cleaning also brings old shoes back to life. To maintain your shoes, it is crucial to maintain new shoes from the first moment. Therefore, start taking care of your shoes right from the moment of purchase.
Shoe care products
In most shoe stores, you will find the most beautiful ladies’ and men’s shoes from top brands. These shoes deserve excellent care. Their employees can tell you exactly how you can best maintain your shoes. Do you already know exactly what you want? You will find many different maintenance products online. This way you will find many care products from the Collonil brand. With the collonil nanopro spray, your shoes will always look great. But this is not the only spray that keeps the shoes clean. Collonil has a spray, wax or mousse for all materials. If you can’t figure it out with Collonil’s products, Magnanni also has many different maintenance products. For a working shoe polish you are in good hands with Magnanni.
Tips for maintaining your shoes
Every material requires a different maintenance method. Here are some basic tips for taking care of shoes. These are the best tips to keep your shoes in top condition for as long as possible:
- Shoes absorb perspiration. We therefore advise you to change your shoes every 2 to 3 days so that they can breathe and air. Feet lose on average one shot glass of fluid a day, your shoes need at least one day to process this. If you do not do this, the shoe may stink (due to bacteria) and turn white. The shoe will also become hard on the inside and wear faster! It is therefore important that you air your shoes enough in a well-ventilated area. Do not leave your shoes too close to the heater or heater, the leather dries too quickly and becomes hard and brittle. Have your shoes been wet? Fill your shoes with dry newspapers and leave them until they are completely dry. The newspapers absorb the moisture, which is ultimately better for your shoes.
- Another way to keep shoes in top condition is to use shoe trees. This way the shoes stay in better shape. Immediately after wearing a shoe tensioner in your shoe, the shoes are still warm and moldable. The shoe tree prevents ugly folds. A wooden shoe tree absorbs moisture optimally and ultimately ensures dry feet. It is better to use boot tensioners for boots.
- Not only a shoe tree is handy to have, you can also keep a shoe in its shape with a shoehorn. Use a shoehorn to open the closure as far as possible, this will prevent the heels from becoming limp and crushed.
- And finally, beware of randomly using maintenance products. Certain spray cans have an active cleaning effect or contain solvents that, for example, can dissolve the finish or a metallic layer. The stretch material can also lubber and cause stains.
How do you apply care products?
Injecting shoes regularly is very important. Make sure you reinject your shoes after about ten times of wearing. This ensures optimum protection. Are you going to inject leather shoes? Then always keep the spray can at a distance of approximately 35 centimeters from the shoe.
It is important that you use maintenance products when the shoes are dry. Make sure you first clean the shoes before you start brushing. For this you use a cloth, if necessary with a little lukewarm water. Use a rubber brush for rough leather and suede. Look closely at the color of the shoe and find the right color. Care products (with or without color) are best applied in round and even movements with a corresponding sponge. Make sure that you apply the layer in thin layers and do not rub the leather too hard. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then polish it with a clean cloth or a soft brush.
Maintenance of leather shoes
You can treat new leather shoes in many different ways. That is because there are many types of leather, all of which are cared for in their own way. You can always gently brush dried dirt off the shoes with a brush. How you then take care of the shoes is therefore different for each leather shoe. Read here how to clean leather shoes.
Maintenance of suede shoes
Even shoes made from suede sometimes get dirty. If that happens it is often quite a job to get them tidy.
Not every material is the same, so it is important not to treat every material the same. Below you will find an overview of the most important materials and how you can best deal with this. If you have any doubts about how to treat your shoes, visit one of our branches or visit a shoemaker. Here you always get the best advice about the care of your shoes!
Below are the materials along with how to one maintain this shoe?
Smooth leather: Collonil Wax Leather spray, contains beeswax that cares for and protects the leather. Clean with a soft damp cloth.
Patent leather: Collonil Lack spray that gives shine and makes anti-static. Protects against temperature changes. With regular use this will prevent cracks in the paint! Clean with a soft damp cloth.
Reptile leather: Collonil Nano pro spray, a high-tech impregnating spray that protects against moisture and stains. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth.
Suede: Collonil Nano pro spray, an impregnating spray that protects against moisture and stains. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth. You can roughen up smooth spots with a suede brush.
Nubuck: Collonil Nano pro spray, an impregnating spray that protects against moisture and stains. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth. You can roughen up smooth spots with a suede brush.
Metallic: Collonil Nano pro spray, an impregnating spray that protects against moisture and stains. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth.
Sheepskin Uggs: For the Uggs you use the special care set from Ugg. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth. You can roughen up smooth spots with a suede brush.
Textile: Collonil Nano pro spray, an impregnating spray that protects against moisture and stains. Remove stains with a soft damp cloth.