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Calf skin Shoe care

MSH | Patina shoes are crafted from calf leather, a material known for its durability, suppleness, and exceptional suitability for patina work. Each pair is a unique piece of art, reflecting elegance and individuality, and as such, they require special care and maintenance. To ensure your shoes  maintain their condition for years to come, we provide a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how to preserve them.

shoe brushing

Step 1

Brush the shoes to remove 
Dust & Dirt

As soon as you remove your shoes, take the following steps:

Insert Shoe Trees: Place shoe trees inside the shoes. Shoe trees serve as an indispensable accessory for quality footwear. Not only do they preserve the original shape of your shoes, but they also absorb moisture, preventing unpleasant odors over time.

Dust Removal: Employ a horsehair brush to delicately remove any accumulated dust or dirt from the uppers. This practice helps maintain the appearance and cleanliness of your shoes.

Step 2 

Nourish the leather

The care and maintenance of your shoes depend on their condition, whether they are brand new or have seen some wear. Here's how to determine the appropriate treatment:

For Brand New Shoes:

If your shoes are fresh out of the box, there is no immediate need for creams. You may proceed directly to step 3 in the maintenance process.

For Lightly Worn Shoes:

In the case of shoes that have been worn a few times, consider the use of a pigmented cream. This cream serves a dual purpose, nourishing the leather and preserving the original color of your shoes.

For Heavily Used Shoes:

If your shoes have endured heavy use, it is essential to employ a leather conditioner and cream. This preventive measure is aimed at averting potential leather cracking in the future and safeguarding the original color of the footwear.

By selecting the appropriate care regimen, you ensure that your footwear remains in excellent condition and retains its aesthetic appeal.

pigmented shoe cream
shoe wax

Step 3

Wax & Polish

Achieving a polished finish for your shoes involves a systematic procedure. Follow these steps for the best results:

Step 1: Application of Cream

After applying the cream to your shoes, allow it to rest for a duration of 5 minutes.

Step 2: Brushing with a Horsehair Brush

Using a horsehair brush, delicately brush the shoes to impart a shine and eliminate any surplus cream.

Step 3: Wax Application

Apply one or two coats of wax to the shoes and permit it to rest for an additional 5 minutes. After this interval, use a soft-hair brush to create the desired shine. Wax not only enhances the shine but also provides protective qualities against environmental elements.

Step 4: Hand Polishing with a Flannel Cloth

For the final touch, utilize a flannel cloth to manually polish the shoes. This last step accentuates the shine, rendering your shoes impeccably polished and visually appealing.

By diligently adhering to this comprehensive polishing process, you can maintain the pristine appearance of your footwear while safeguarding them against the rigors of everyday use.

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