Cleaning & Storage for your winter footwear

March 25, 2018

Cleaning & Storage for your winter footwear

We are counting down the days until spring arrives, which means that it is time to say goodbye to that bulky winter wardrobe and heavy leather shoes. Before you lock away your fine leather footwear, it is advised to properly clean and maintain them so that they last longer and retain their unsullied appearance.
If you are wondering how to clean and preserve your shoes, look no further than the fine folks at Burgol.

They have over 95 years of experience in the shoe cleaning and maintenance field and have created a special leather cleaner and conditioner that is known as Burgol’s Spezial-cuir. It is made from a variety of rich and nourishing vegetable waxes that clean and preserve any leather shoe (and product) without stripping away the natural oils from the leather. Now you have your cleaner and conditioner and are ready to store your shoes right? Wrong, you need to clean your shoes with a special brush unless you want to risk damaging your shoes (and getting your hands dirty).
Luckily there are many brush options to choose from, but if you want to make your life a little easier, then we suggest the Shoe Edge Cleaning Brush from Famaco or the Oval Shoe Brush by Saphir. Both are excellent choices and are guaranteed to clean your shoes without damaging them. The Oval Shoe Brush allows the user to clean a greater area while the Shoe Edge Cleaning brush is designed to clean those hard-to-reach sections of any shoe (like the inside of seams and creases).

Before you store your shoes away for the winter it is also advised that you apply deodorant inside of you shoe. It’s no surprise that moisture will get inside of your shoed during the winter and it does not help that the sweat produced from your feet will also accumulate. This can lead to some undesirable consequences. The first obvious result of moisture build-up is the fact that it will cause the shoe to smell and no one wants to walk around in foul shoes. It can cause a bad impression on others and can also hurt your self esteem but using Camillen 60 Foot and Shoe Powder will help eliminating and prevent odor. Though smelling good is important, it is also important to protect yourself from athlete’s foot. By applying special Woly bio, you are lowering your chance of getting fungal and bacterial infections. You should regularly apply deodorant to all of your shoes in order to ensure healthy shoe hygiene. There are many deodorants in the market but some of the best are: Shoe Fresh by Collonil, Shoe Deodorant 10 by Allpresan, and Shoe deodorant Bio Fresh by Woly.
Last step will be to applied protector and in this case we recommend to use products based on Nano Technology since this new technology proofed to deliver great results in weather protection. Select from our inventory one of the following recommended products which during years proofed efficiency: Saphir Nano Invulner, Saphir Super Invulner, Woly Protector 3x3 or Avel Anti-Stain.
Now that your shoes have been properly cleaned and deodorized, it is time to put them away until the snow begins to fall again. Be sure to check out the various products listed and enjoy your spring!




Also in News

How to Clean and Care for Suede Leather Articles
How to Clean and Care for Suede Leather Articles

October 05, 2018

Although caring for these leathers requires some skill and specialized tools, effective products are available to maintain the beauty and softness of these sought-after materials and to offer suede protection from damp and dirty environments. Spray-on waterproofing compounds can help suede and nubuck resist the damage that water or other liquids can cause, and also can protect from mud or soil. We carry several options that prepare your fine napped leathers well to resist moisture and dirt.

Continue Reading

Does the Shoe Fit? A Short Course on Sizing Footwear
Does the Shoe Fit? A Short Course on Sizing Footwear

September 04, 2018

A professional fitter will know whether a particular shoe is just not appropriate and will either guide you to one that will fit better or will suggest a variety of post-factory accessories that can adapt the shoe to improve the fit. In cases where you just need a little more room, Valentino Garemi may be able to assist with specialized products that actually help stretch leather, often providing all the modification that is needed.

Continue Reading

Storing Leather Articles –Tips and Tricks
Storing Leather Articles –Tips and Tricks

August 10, 2018

When you fell in love with your leather footwear, apparel or accessories, you did not purchase them for just a season -- you invested in quality you hoped to enjoy for years. When cared for and stored properly, your fine leathers will be your faithful companions for many seasons, truly an affordable luxury.

Continue Reading

You are about to switch websites

Remember: Your login details and gift vouchers won't work on our other sites.