A pair of quality leather shoes require quality care too. Take note of these steps to preserve your andanté shoes for the years to come.


Keep your shoes in a climate-controlled environment. Avoid contact with direct sunlight, heat, or moisture.

Use a shoe tree to hold the leather shoe in its proper shape (cedar shoe tree can also help control oder and absorb moisture over time). You may also stuff acid-free tissue paper in your shoe as an alternative.

Cleaning and Polishing
Remove dirt and dust using a shoe brush or soft cloth, making sure your shoe is free from debris. Using a soft cloth, apply a leather cleaner or mixture of gentle dishwashing soap and water on the shoe upper, insole and outsole. Gently clean the leather in slow circular motions. Allow the liquid to completely dry. For caked mud, let them dry overnight and brush your shoes down with a bristle brush.

As a rule of thumb, there should always be a thin layer of polish on your shoes as this helps protect the leather and maintain their longevity. To apply, use a cloth and massage with polishing cream or wax in circular motions. Let it dry for 15 minutes then buff with a cloth or brush all over (see: How to Polish Shoes).

Wet Shoes and Waterproofing

If your leather shoes get in contact with water, towel dry right away. Stuff the inside of your shoes with newspaper or a towel to absorb water residue.

For added protection, you can use a waterproofing spray to create a barrier in case it gets in contact with water.


Repair Service

Depending on the damage, we offer repair service on our products. Please contact us at customerservice@andante.shop and we will see if your pair is a good fit for restoration or repairs (repair and shipping fees apply).