BRUSH CLEAN, FOLLOW WITH A WAX POLISH
Leather requires regular treating with a good-quality wax polish to protect the leather and give a high shine finish. This will prolong the life of the uppers and maintain their appearance. The shoes should always be dry before application. Try to avoid using unsuitable liquid polish applicators as these can potentially damage the surface of high quality leathers and often creates a layer which is hard to remove.
Suede and Nubuck uppers can be treated using a suede protector spray. Using a rubber suede brush can help to lift any dirt and debris. Stubborn stains may necessitate treatment with a suede shampoo. Suede can be revived using steam from the kettle and gently cleaning with a rubber suede brush.
USE SHOE TREES & A SHOE HORN
Using wooden shoe trees will help to absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the shoes as they dry out. Using a shoe horn prevents damage to the heels, counter and top line.
Leather soles can expand when wet so it is best to avoid very wet conditions when wearing your new shoes the first two or three outings. In the event that your leather soles do become sodden, ensure that you dry them out slowly and naturally, away from direct heat (e.g radiators). Leather shoes can often need a day to dry out mainly due to natural perspiration. Whenever possible alternate daily with other Peter & Porter shoes.