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 wax or protector will help to make the shoe water-resistant but we recommend that you refrain from using products that contain paraffin or turpentine. We sell a natural beeswax product that is easy to apply, smells amazing, and really looks after your shoes. Make sure you buy the correct product for your leather to help them last. Pure beeswax can also be rubbed around the side of the shoes where the leather meets the sole to help create a barrier.

Shoe Protection

We recommend that a neutral protector or wax is used before use to help protect the leather from water and stains. Our boot wax can be used on all leathers (apart from Nubuck which has a velvety texture). Before polishing or nourishing your shoes, clean off any dirt or salt stains with a slightly damp cloth and leave to dry. Leather can become dry when it’s repeatedly exposed to water so make sure you keep the leather conditioned or else it will dry out and potentially crack. We recommend using our ‘beeswax boot wax’, ‘Woly Creme Essentielle’ or ‘Ko-cho-line’ to add moisture and oil back into the leather. If you don’t condition the leather, the shoes may not last as long and may not make it through the re-soling process.

Full Grain & Waxed Leathers

This boot wax can be used on all leather (apart from nubuck/suede) and should be applied regularly to help repel water and feed the leather. This wax forms a waterproof coating to protect the leather from rain and dirt whilst nourishing the leather to keep it supple and moisturised.

Made by blending Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Avocado Oil and Jojoba Oil. This product is 100% natural and all ingredients are safe for animals and humans.
Application;- Apply sparingly with a clean cloth or a shoe brush (our favourite as it is easier to get into the leather and stitching) and leave to dry. No need to buff or wipe.

Nubuck Leather (velvety texture)

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. You can also use a nubuck brush which will bring back it’s velvety texture and remove dust and dirt.

Waxed Leather

Use a natural and neutral beeswax to help repel water, keep leather protected and nourished. We recommend ‘Bee Naturals boot wax’. If your shoes are looking and feeling a little sad an oiled leather cream will keep this leather supple and looking its best, we recommend ‘Woly oiled leather cream‘ or ‘Woly Creme Essentielle‘ to add oil and moisture back into the leather. It will also smarten up the look of your shoes! If you want to add a little bit of colour back into the leather our coloured shoe creams will do the job!

Full Grain Leather or Waxed leather

For colour loss through scuffing you can use a good quality neutral or coloured shoe cream. If the leather is looking a little dry use a neutral leather nourishing cream or soft bees wax to help keep them moisturised. This will re-hydrate the leather and prevent it from deterioration and cracking.