Shoe Care

At Andanté, we believe a pair of quality leather shoes require quality care too. Take note of these steps to preserve your pair for the years to come.

Storage

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

Use a cedar shoe tree to hold the leather shoe in its proper shape, and help control odor 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 soft cloth, making sure your shoe is free from debris. Apply a leather cleaner on the shoe upper and stacked heel (for white leather, use ESSU Blanc Cleaner to remove stains). Once the cream is completely dried, buck the leather with a clean cloth or shoe 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 leather shoe. Try using a wax-based polish, instead of a cream-based one, to polish your shoe.


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.

 

Free Repairs

Depending on the damage, we offer free 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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