Leather Shoe Care
All of our shoes are made with Grade A full-grain leather and are treated with natural creams and oils to show case, rather than to hide, the variations of tones and imperfections in the leather. The magic is in the leather itself. The water-based cream was made exclusively for your Sutros and may not have the same result with other shoes.
RestorationAfter some time, you may start to see some wear and dullness in the leather, depending on how often you wear them. One of the common things that happen to Sutros over time is what we call the "Sofia Effect." Beeswax is used as a lifetime conditioner during tanning process. Overtime, some of the wax moves closer to the surface of the leather, as a result a white "film" will start to coat the leather. This "film" can easily be removed by rubbing (not scrubbing) a dry soft cloth in a circular motion. The heat generated by rubbing motion will activate the wax back into the leather.
Your shoes are an investment intended to last years. To lengthen the lifespan of your Sutros, use our leather care kit to restore and bring your boots back to life.
What's included in our leather care kit?
How to use the Leather Care Kit:
- Use sponge to get loose dust off your shoe
- Dip sponge in cream and use to spread on the shoe. Polish in a clockwise motion
- Wait for the cream to dry
- Once dry, use the cloth to shine and buff
Tip: Do not brush your shoes. The beeswax embedded in the leather will not react to bristles. Only use cloth to clean the shoes.
Water Exposure and Waterproofing
Our leathers are mostly Vegetable dyed, which means they are not waterproof. Protect them by using any waterproof spray. Try Apple Brand Garde Rain & Stain Water Repellent, or Bickmore Gard-More Water & Stain Repellent, or Cadillac All Weather Shield-Leather & Fabric Protec.