Which woman doesn’t want her favorite pair of shoes looking great as long as possible? It doesn’t matter if they are killer heels or comfy, foldable shoes, you must take proper care of them if you want them to serve you for many years to come. Here are a few useful tips that you can use in order to make your FIQS leather shoes stay comfortable and in good condition for many years.
One of the most important things to know before buying shoes is that leather shoes can – and sometimes even should- be a little tight when you try them on the first time. Why? The answer is simple. Since they are made of leather which breathes, it takes time for them to break and adapt to your foot shape. Each shoe can take a different amount of time to mold. If you simply cannot wait until they adjust themselves you can always try to put on socks and your FIQS, then proceed to heat them up with a blow dryer or walk about the house in them.The temperature will help the leather to expand. Do this several times and this will ensure you that the shoes adjust to your foot shape. Never try to achieve the same effect by leaving your shoes by a heater, as this can cause significant damage to the leather.
Caring for leather shoes consists of two easy to follow steps: cleaning and creaming/polishing. For the cleaning part, in most cases it is enough to just use a soft damp cloth to get rid of any dirt. If the stains are more stubborn and water just isn’t doing the job, you can use special leather cleaning products. Afterwards, you should wait for about 24 hours, to make sure your shoes are completely dry. Then apply a special cream for leather shoes, which will help nourish the leather, leaving it glowing and restoring its softness. If you get your shoes wet just leave them to dry on their own. Leather absorbs moisture so it is just a matter of time before they are back to normal.
When it comes to shoes, leather is simply the best choice. Remember that we are always more than happy to help and ensure that you are comfortable in your favorite FIQS, so feel free to email us at email@example.com.
*I’m wearing FIQS Green Lean.
Photos by Ernest Tan.