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Product Care

We LOVE leather!

As quality has always been a priority in the products we sell, it is easy to understand why we have developed a love for leather.
Leather is a natural material and will age/fade with wear. Characteristics of a natural/raw material such as leather are unique, so the colour and texture can vary. The more natural the leather, the happier your feet are!
Currently Shoe Hype do not sell any shoe care products, but will be stocking a shoe care range in the near future as they are extremely important to use and will add to the look and the life of your shoes/boots.

Caring for your leather

There are many different variations of leather and treatments used on leathers today. Below, is our advice to maintain quality leather shoes/boots.

PROTECTION
It is recommended that most leather products be protected before wearing. Waterproofing Spray is the most popular protection option for all our leather, suede and nubuck products. The spray is designed to repel water, preserve and protect leather. When protecting your products with Waterproofing Spray, please cover any patent, embellishments, jewels and trims.
We do not recommend the use of Water proofer on metallic or patents. These are protected leathers that have a covering or film applied to the leather to create a special finish.
Water proofer cannot be purchased online as the aerosol cannot be sent in the post but can be purchased from your local shoe repairer.

CONDITIONING
Natural leather cream is designed to protect and nourish leather products. The natural (or neutral) cream is suitable for tan, natural and coloured leathers. On black leather products it is recommended that black shoe cream be used. 
Please test the cream on a small, inconspicuous part of the leather product before applying. Leather cream cannot be used on any suede, nubuck, metallic or patent leathers.

CLEANING
Most leather cleaners are specialized depending on the type of leather. It is important for you to get these from your local shoe repairer, who would be best to advise you if required.

POLISHING
It is a good idea to polish any patent leather products to remove any fingerprints or marks on the product. There are now products with silicone in them, which work really well.

SHOE STORAGE
Care for your shoes by storing them in a dry and well-ventilated area.

CARING FOR SATIN, CANVAS AND OTHER FABRIC PRODUCTS
It is recommended to use a waterproofing spray before wearing/using our satin, canvas and fabric products. Please cover any embellishments, jewels and trims.

 

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