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Men & Womens Footwear – Vog Care
 

LEATHER IS A NATURAL SUBSTANCE and with proper love and care will last a long time. Your shoes take a pounding every day so be kind to them. Protect your soles to make them last longer and practice preventative maintenance. Here are the five main tenets of shoe care.




1/ PROTECT YOUR VOGS BEFORE WEAR.
Use an all-protector spray to protect your shoes or boots from the elements. If the leather is a waxy or greasy leather, you can protect them regularly with either a dubbin, mink oil or beeswax. Continue to weatherproof your footwear regularly depending on the climate you live in.

2/ LEARN TO REMOVE YOUR VOGS PROPERLY.
Always remember to untie your shoe laces when taking off your shoes and putting them on. If you have a slip on shoe, use a shoehorn to slide your heel in gently. The stress from pulling shoes off improperly not only warps and stretches the leather, it also destroys the leather linings due to friction.

3/ CLEAN YOUR VOGS TO KEEP THEM PRETTY.
Clean your shoes regularly with leather cleaner and a rag to remove surface dirt that can build up over time. If you have a shoe or boot made from suede or nubuck uppers you should invest in a suede brush and/or a nubuck block to keep them clean without destroying the pile

4/ GIVE 'EM A BREAK.
Rotate your shoes on a regular basis. Letting them rest for one or two days in a row gives them a chance to dry out, slows the ageing process and helps prevent odour and rot. Store them in a cool, dry place and invest in some cedar shoe trees. Cedar absorbs moisture, acid and salt, reduces cracking and the deterioration of the leather.

5/ POLISH YOUR VOGS REGULARLY.
Depending on how frequently and how tough you are on your shoes, keep them looking beautiful by applying shoe polish to them and buffing them up with a soft polish brush. Liquid polish is quick and easy to apply. A paste or stain polish lasts longer and provides a nicer finish but will take longer to apply.
 


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