Maintenance for different types of shoes

Each shoe needs a different care. It is important that you clean and check the shoes regularly. You do this check so that you can go to a shoe repairer in the event of any damage.

Grooming boots

Many women have high boots in the wardrobe. They are often rather dull because the shaft hangs limp on the floor. No sense (or money) to buy boot tensioners?

You can also easily use empty soda bottles for this. In this way the shaft remains tight. It is important that the shaft does not strike twice every time.

Although a boothand seems ideal, we do not recommend using it. Because the use of a boot servant can damage the heels of the boots faster. Because the force is concentrated too much at one point, the heel part can even tear off.

Care sneakers

No, don’t throw in the washing machine! Really, if you want to use your sneakers for longer, then you also treat these shoes with respect. Simply with a fabric cloth for the large surfaces and at the seams you use an old toothbrush to get the dirt right there.

On white sports shoes you can also try to brush away dirt with white toothpaste. However, if they are very dirty, it is possible that an abrasive such as CIF works better.

Maintenance of children’s shoes

Of all the shoes, children’s shoes may have to endure the hardest. Children often and happily play in sand, and although this often feels soft, it mostly consists of small stones with sharp edges. children’s shoes wear out quickly if they are not properly maintained.

Therefore, brush them regularly and don’t forget the stitching, they are extra vulnerable. For Velcro shoes, you should regularly clean this Velcro strap to ensure that it continues to work correctly.

Leather care shoes

There are many different types of leather and they all need their own treatment. To clean leather shoes it is best to use a brush to remove the already dried dirt. Whether you should inject leather shoes also depends on the type of leather.

Maintain smooth leather shoes

Smooth leather shoes are the easiest to maintain of all leather variants. Make sure that any dirt on the shoes is dry. Then remove the lace and brush the dirt off the shoes.

If there is some stubborn dirt on it, it can usually be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth. However, it is better to do this with a cloth with shoe cream on it in the color of the shoe. A purchase strip can be removed dry with a colorless eraser.

As soon as the shoe is clean and dry, the shoe can be rubbed with a shoe polish based on beeswax. Shoe polish based on silicone is disastrous for your shoes because leather must be able to breathe.

Choose shoe polish with a neutral color or a polish in the color of the shoes. Do you want to keep the color of your shoes as long as possible? Then go for the neutral version because the chance that the shoe polish is exactly the same color as your shoes is quite small. Also, do not apply too much shoe polish because, as said, leather must be able to breathe.

After fifteen minutes, the shoe polish is well withdrawn and can be polished with a cotton cloth. If you have shoes with holes, it is best to treat this with a brush and later polish it up with a cotton cloth.

If you ever get a water stain on your leather shoe, you can remove it well by rubbing it with Vaseline until it is well impregnated. Then rub it out with wool.

Take care of suede shoes

Suede shoes are perhaps the most difficult leather shoes to care for. Due to the open-pored structure, these shoes seem to attract dirt.

In addition, suede shoes absorb moisture very quickly. You would do well to spray the shoes completely wet in one go with a protective spray (for example a Nanopro spray). When the shoes are dry again you have to brush them up again with a natural crepe brush so that the fibers do not stick to each other.

In the case of serious contamination, you should consider using a sharpening block very carefully. The emphasis here is on careful because you obviously do not want to damage the leather.

To refresh the color it is best to use a suede nubuck spray in the color of the shoes. Spray the shoes evenly with this and brush the shoes when they are dry again with the natural crepe brush.

Maintenance of Nubuck shoes

Nubuck, just like suede, gets dirty very easily. Nubuck is a lot stronger. To maintain nubuck shoes, follow the guidelines for suede shoes. Of course you have to look at sprays and brushes (such as a nubuck block) that are specially made for nubuck leather. You can remove a grease stain with talc. Because talc absorbs fat well.

Care for fat leather (waxed nubuck)

You treat fat leather as leather shoes, but you do not rub them with shoe polish but with beeswax or leather fat. With fat leather shoes it is important that you do not rub the wax.

Maintenance of metallic leather/patent leather shoes

With metallic leather shoes there is a coating on the shoes that is provided with gloss. Choose a spray that is specially made for this, because metallic material is generally very fragile. Clean them further as if it were a normal leather shoe.

Take care of white leather shoes

No shoe as beautiful for the summer months as a white leather shoe. However, white is as contagious as the plague and therefore needs extra care. You clean white leather with a polish. First rub and then rub to remove the dirt. If you wear them daily, do this at least once every two weeks.

Protect the white leather shoes with a neutral Nanoprospay (1 to 2 times a week with daily wearing) and never with beeswax. Daylight can quickly turn white shoes rubbed with beeswax into yellow. If the spray has been withdrawn for a few minutes you can spread it out with a brush.