Below are essential care tips for your Sharaffa Shoes
CHANGE YOUR SHOES DAILY
Your shoes absorb moisture from your feet in the course of a day. It is important that the moisture is allowed to evaporate naturally before the shoes are worn again. This will extend the life of your shoes and prevent excessive wrinkling and cracking in the leather.
INVEST IN SHOE TREES
Shoe trees are the most important product for maintaining the shape and comfort of your shoes. Firstly, they stretch the upper back into its original shape and remove creases that may have formed on the upper. They also draw moisture back out of the leather, allowing it to dry.
USE A SHOE HORN
A shoe horn prevents you from crushing the stiff heel section of the upper (know as the ‘quarter’ part of the shoe). Additionally, it’s much easier to put your shoes on with a shoe horn and extends the life of the shoe. Condition your shoes to ensure that the leather remains soft and supple, which prevents cracking and helps the shoes mould to your foot. Polishing, apart from its clear aesthetic benefits, helps to seal in the essential oils as well as protecting the leather from dirt, water and other impurities.
Always use wax polish, horsehair brushes and a soft polishing cloth. Remove the shoelaces from your shoes and insert the shoe trees (it is much easier to polish your shoes this way). Using the stiff-bristled brush, brush each shoe firmly, taking care to remove any dirt that may have accumulated. Apply Shoe Polish liberally with a cloth to leather uppers. Leave shoes for an hour (ideally several hours) to absorb into the skin’s pores.
SUEDE MAINTENANCE TIPS
The most important part of maintaining suede is to brush them regularly with a proper suede brush. We recommend you doing this before and after every wear.
ALLIGATOR & CROCODILE SHOE CARE
Use a special reptile cream for crocodile leather. Wipe down both shoes with a slightly damp cloth to remove any dirt. Using your polishing cloth, work a generous amount of the cream into the shoes. The more you massage the cream in, the better it will feed the leather. Allow to dry and then buff off with a cloth or horsehair brush.