I used to just spray on water repellent, but after getting to
know a lot of people who wear leather shoes
through Instagram, from leather shoe lovers to the world’s best polishers, I started
to do a lot of things in my own sloppy way.
So, here is my simple and inexpensive pre-maintenance post.
What to prepare for leather shoe care
- Columbus 500: Cleaner ¥550 (available at supermarkets)
- Coronil 1909: cream ¥1,800- (available at supermarkets)
- Amedus: waterproofing spray, 660 yen for small ones
- Cloth: cut up T-shirt
- Brushes: Horsehair, pig-hair: You can find them at Hands for 500 yen or so.
How to care for leather shoes
The following is my own procedure for caring for leather shoes, taking into account the opinions of professionals.
- Brush the entire shoe with horsehair to remove dust in small areas.
- Use a Columbus 500 cleaner to remove the cream that was applied earlier.
Leather shoes are polished during the production process, and sometimes
is applied, so it is like a cosmetic remover.
- Columbus 500 also has anti-fungal properties, so apply it to the inside as well.
If you are concerned about this, be careful because bare leather tends to stain.
The color fades quite a bit when you try it.
- Apply all-in-one gel “Koronil” to the entire area, to keep the leather and waterproof.
- Brush all over with pig bristles and apply to small areas
- Wipe off with a cloth once more
If you buy a brush from Amazon, the gloves that come with it will work well.
- Waterproof spray with AMEDAS
Even the pros do it differently,
some take 3 days!
Happy with the purchase.
You’ll be happy with them.
You’ll be more satisfied if you take care of them before you wear them.
I ‘m sure you’ll be happy with the results.