Shoe Care

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.

Storage

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.



Clean, Condition, and Polish
CLEAN
Remove dirt and dust using a shoe brush or soft cloth, making sure your shoe is free from debris. Apply a leather cleaner on the shoe upper and stacked heel (for white leather, spot clean with ESSU Blanc Cleaner to remove stains). Allow the cream to completely dry for about 15 minutes, then buck the leather with a clean cloth or shoe brush.  For caked mud, let them dry overnight and brush your shoes down with a bristle brush

CONDITION
Apply a shoe conditioner after cleaning. This moisturizes and softens the leather so that it prevents from drying or cracking later on.

POLISH
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 + 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.

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