Leather Shoe Care for the Winter Season
Clocks have been changed, days are getting shorter, and temperatures are dropping – all indicators that we have entered the Winter season. It is time to store away your pastel colored neckties and seersucker suits and make room for your thicker winter overcoats, scarves, and gloves. Winter not only means colder temperatures, but depending on your location, often times also snow, ice, and rain. These tougher conditions require some additional preparation and care. Below are three things to get your footwear prepped for winter.
Water Repellent Sprays
Go and buy some leather treatment spray to seal the pores and protect the leather from rain, snow, and ice. Not only will your feet stay dry and toasty, but the water repellent spray also protects the leather from water stains and cracks.
More Traction with Rubber Soles
Most high end dress shoes have soles made from leather – a material that will not only lets through water, but also is very slippery in snow and ice. Avoid injury and keep your feet dry by adding a thin layer of rubber to the sole. Any cobbler can do this for a few bucks. Doing this is not only good for the winter months. Adding a thin layer of rubber to your leather sole will expand the lifetime of your fancy footwear.
Regular Polish and Care
Get in the habit of regularly polishing your dress shoes! Oil based shoe polish protects leather keeping it smooth and stretchable. We also suggest you invest in some shoe trees. Best are those made from cedar wood as they absorb moisture and add a pleasant scent that happens to also repel moths.
Your Bows-n-Ties.com Team