Caring for Calfskin Shoes
To care for calfskin shoes, first use conditioner/cleaner to remove surface residue from your shoes and to keep leather soft and pliable. To achieve a fine luster, wipe shoes with a damp cloth and allow them to dry at room temperature. Then, apply a coat of shoe cream or polish with a cotton flannel polishing cloth or horsehair dauber and allow to air dry. Remove excess polish by brushing your shoes with a horsehair brush and buff to a desired shine.
Caring for Suede and Nubuck Leather Shoes
Suede and nappa leather shoes are easily cleaned with a nylon brush and a suede / nubuck bar for scuffs. To ensure maximum protection from water, apply a protective suede spray, using only silicon sprays, as they only will preserve the nap of the leather and cause leather discoloration.
Caring for Nappa Calfskin Leather Shoes
Nappa calfskin is a very supple leather that requires extra special care. First, apply a shoe cleaner or conditioner to remove all foreign residue and return the shoe's natural durability and softness. Apply shoe cream or polish. To maintain the shoe's maximum luster make sure the cream/polish is a close match in color to the shoe leather color. Allow shoe to air dry. Remove the excess polish and wax by brushing your shoes with a horse hair brush and then buff to finish.