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Leather craft or leather working. Selected pieces of beautifully colored or tanned leather

Calf skin Shoe care

MSH | Patina shoes are made of calf leather which is durable, supple and perfect for patina work. Your shoes are unique, elegant, artistic and they also need special treatment.

Here's a step-by-step tutorial about how to maintain them in the best condition for years to come.


Step 1

Brush the shoes to remove 
Dust & Dirt

Immediately after wearing your shoes put your shoe trees on and use a Horse hair brush to remove any dust or dirt from the uppers. Shoe trees are mandatory when you own a quality pair of shoes, not only do they keep the original shape of the shoe but they also absorb the humidity inside and this avoids any bad odor in the long term.    Use a smaller brush to clean the welt, this part of the shoe has a tendency to get more dust because it is often neglected. Do not ever wear the same pair of shoes the following day, the leather needs to rest on the shoe trees to return to its original shape and this takes time. You need at least 2 or 3 pairs in constant rotation, this will elongate their life and will keep them like new every time you wear them.  

Step 2 

Nourish the leather

If your shoes are brand new, there's no need to use creams, you can skip to step 3. If your shoes have already been worn a few times, you can use a pigmented cream to nourish the leather and maintain your shoe color. If you have a heavy used pair of shoes you need to use leather conditioner and cream. This is to avoid the leather from cracking in the future and to keep its original color. 


Step 3

Wax & Polish

After applying cream and letting it rest for 5 minutes brush the shoes with a Horse hair brush to make them shine and remove any excess cream. Next, apply 1 or 2 coats of wax and let them rest for another 5 minutes and brush them with a soft-hair brush to create a shine. The wax will protect the shoes from the elements and will bring up the shine. Finally, use a Flannel cloth and polish the shoes by hand. This last step will accentuate the shine at the end.    

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