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.
Protecting the leather
We recommend that a spray 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 - Spray Himalaya Wax is suitable for waxed leathers. Before polishing or nourishing your shoes clean off any dirt or salt stains with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
Full grain leathers (shiny leathers)
If there is 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.
Nubuck leathers (similar finish to suede)
To clean the leather we recommend using Woly - Suede Velour Gum Shoe Cleaner which is a block that will get rid of tough stains and marks on the leather bringing back the original Nubuck finish. We also sell Nubuck brushes which will help remove dirt and bring back the classic Nubuck finish.
Waxy leathers (matt look)
To clean this leather we recommend using Woly – Perfect Gel, it will also help remove light scuffs on the surface. To help nourish the leather and keep it supple use a good leather nourishing cream, we recommend Woly – Oiled Leather Cream.
Conker Shoes are not guaranteed waterproof but are shower-proof. If the shoes do become wet from walking through heavy rain or grass 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 do not use products that contain paraffin. Make sure you buy the correct product for the correct leather as it can sometimes change the surface of the 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.