Royal Canadian Cleaning and Care
- Lather a small amount of gentle, moisturizing soap in a damp cloth. Make sure not to soak the cloth.
- Lightly rub the cloth to your shoe ensuring not to apply too much pressure. This could damage the coloring.
- Wipe away the soap with a new damp cloth. Ensure not to soak the leather.
- Polish the clean shoe with a dry paper towel.
- Condition your leather shoe after it has dried so it doesn’t dry out.
- Lather saddle soap directly into the leather.
- Use fresh damp cloth to wipe away lather and allow to dry.
- Once dry, use oil with a leather preservative to protect shoe.
- Use a shoe brush or soft-bristle tooth brush to remove any dirt or build up from the stitching.
- Lather a mild soap into soft water and wipe down the entire shoe, inside and out, with a cotton cloth.
- Dry shoe at room temperature for two to three days.
- Use saddle soap and a soft cotton cloth to clean entire shoe. Remove all saddle soap after cleaning with a fresh cloth.
- Apply a patent shoe wax or polish to your shoe. This will help keep the patent leather waterproof and prolong the life of the shoe.
- Acquire a spray that protects against water damage and other stains. Test on small patch from shoe before spraying entire shoe.
- Store suede shoes and boots in an area where they can breathe. Avoid plastic bags or holders that prevent air circulation and chose cloth bags instead to prevent dust buildup.
- Keep suede shoes or boots away from light and moisture to prevent discoloration and mold.
- If suede shoes or boots get wet, soak up moisture with a towel or cotton cloth. Allow suede to dry naturally. Once dry, brush with suede brush to preserve the raised fibres.
- Use suede brush or nail file to remove any scuffs or dirt from suede.
- Remove any stains by rubbing talcum powder or cornmeal only to the stained area. After several hours, brush away the powder or cornmeal and repeat if necessary.
- Major stains may require professional care. If needed, bring in suede shoes and boots to a dry cleaner or cobbler for more extensive work.