Basic tips to make your shoes last longer

1. In order to prolong the life span of shoes, it is advised to alternate daily between two or more pairs of shoes. If you do not, the leather won’t have time to come back to its natural shape which leads to deformations and wear.

2. To ensure your shoes retain their natural shape, it’s advisable to immediately place shoe trees into your shoes when you put them away. Its best to use Cedar shoe trees (Link to product EU/ UK) because the adjustable split-toe enables you to adapt the tree to your shoe. Aromatic cedar is famous for its natural benefits. When unfinished, cedar protects the leather, fabric, stitching and soles of your shoes by absorbing moisture, salts and acid. Cedar trees smooth out creases, linings and wrinkles in your shoes, making your shoes last longer and look better.

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3. Polish your shoes regularly! As explained in the previous blog posts, beeswax based polishing wax and cream provides the leather of your shoes natural protection en nourishment. How frequent you need to polish your shoes is entirely dependent on how intensively the shoes are worn. ¬†We recommend using Saphir’s line of products available here: (EU / UK)

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