Caring for your shoes

Caring for your Conker Shoes is important to give them a long well lived life. If you look after them they will look after you.

Our shoes are not guaranteed waterproof but are shower-proof. If the shoes do become wet then dry them out at room temperature (not on a radiator), stuffed with newspaper to keep their shape. Using a good waterproof spray/ protector will help to make the shoes water resistant but we recommend that you refrain from using products that contain paraffin. Make sure you buy the correct product for your leather. Pure bees wax can also be rubbed around the side of the shoes where the leather meets the sole to help create a barrier.


We recommend that a protector is used before use to help protect the leather from water penetration and stains. ‘Woly spray protector’ is suitable for all leather types and ‘Woly Himalaya wax’ is suitable for waxed leathers.┬áBefore polishing or nourishing your shoes, clean off any dirt or salt stains with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Unfortunately we aren’t able to post aerosols but it is available to buy in our shop.

Nubuck Leather

To clean this leather we recommend using Woly suede velour gum which is a sanding block that will get rid of tough stains and marks on the surface. It will help bring back the original nubuck finish. We also sell nubuck brushes which will remove dirt.

Waxed Leather

An oiled leather cream will keep this leather supple and looking it’s best, we recommend Woly oiled leather cream. If you want to add a little bit of colour back into the leather shoe creams will do the job!

Full Grain Leather

For colour loss through scuffing you can use a good quality neutral or coloured shoe cream (we stock Woly shoe creams in various colours). You can also use artists’ oil pastels, available from good art shops. Rub the oil pastel into the scuffed area then apply neutral polish. If the leather is looking a little dry use a full grain neutral leather nourishing cream.