The sun is so into hide and seek lately. You picked up your
favorite Amble on a sunny morning, only to be caught in a downpour on your way
back home. Fret not, you can keep your shoes safe by learning how to deal with
the rainy season. We provide you some tips on prevention and cure to abundance
of water coming to your footwear.
Waterproof your shoes with mink oil (may darken the color of
the leather), a wax-based polish (light protection), or a specialty
waterproofing compound (heavier protection). Looking for mink oil? Cololite
Mink Oil is available at our webstore. To apply it, take some of the oil using
a sponge (you can use soft cloth as well). Apply the oil to the leather in
rotating motion, then let the oil absorbs well to the leather for 15 - 20
minutes (direct sunlight will help).
Soaking Wet, What to Do?
Act quick. Stuff them with crumpled-up newspaper or a small
towel to draw out the moisture. Replace the paper/towels periodically as they
get saturated. Let it dry slowly, away from direct heat as it can dry out and
crack the leather. Before they're entirely dry, insert cedar shoe trees to make
sure they dry out evenly and maintain their shape.
Jumped in The Puddles, Got Salt Stain
Remove the stain as quickly as possible by lightly applying a
mixture of 2/3 water, 1/2 vinegar with a rag, wiping off with clean damp rag,
and drying with a towel.
Basic Maintenance with Shoe Products
Shine your shoes after you buy them and before you wear them.
Shine them regularly for as long as you own them. Apply shoe lotions regularly
as well. Mink Oil, Leather Balsam, Leather Lotion are suitable for pull-up
leather material, while Suede Lotion is perfect for Suede, crazy horse, and
Looking for basic shoe products? Head straight to our webstore, we
provide some Cololite products. But remember, there's no instant remedy to a
neglected shoes. Nurture them and let them endure seasons and ages.