Care for your leather shoes

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Care for your leather shoes

First use soapy water and a soft cloth. Wipe away the excess. Then apply saddle soap all over the shoes, both inside and out.

Wipe away the excess again. This will effectively clean your leather shoes without damaging them. It's a tried-and-tested combination.

After cleaning your shoes, you are ready to apply a polish or wax. Make sure you choose the correct colour.

If your leather shoes are a bit small, or if they pinch in certain places, they will cause blisters and other foot aches. You can use a shoe stretcher, available at shoes stores and shoe repair shops, to lengthen or widen the shoe to your foot. If the shoe is pinching only in certain places, you can apply a 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol solution to the problem area, then wear the shoe around the house with thick socks and some well-placed moleskin for a week. If your shoes are out of shape, you can clean them, apply saddle soap and a leather conditioner, and then stuff them with newspapers and leave them for two nights.
 

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