Shoe Care Guide

 

When you get your brand new The Urban Rover shoes, you’ll need to take good care of them to extend their lifetime. Depending on the shoe, here is a list of tools you may need: Newspapers, gloves, brush, polishing cloth, wax, polish. Smooth leather shoe cleaner and waterproofing spray is optional. You can find most of these items at general stores, shoe stores, and shoe repair shops.

 

Get Ready & Clean

Pick a well-ventilated area and protect both your work surface and hands. Use our soft horsehair brush to remove any dirt from your shoes. After cleaning, gently wipe them with our soft polishing cloth.

Condition

Condition your shoes with our Natural Shoe Wax to soften and moisturize the leather. Remove the shoelaces. Rub a small amount of wax onto the shoe, until the entire shoe has been covered. After a couple of minutes, wipe off any remaining wax, as the leather will only absorb what it can.

 

Polish

Wear your gloves and apply Neutral Shoe Polish sparingly in even circular motions with the dauber brush or cloth. Pay particular attention to the areas around the toe and heel. Allow the leather to absorb the polish for a few minutes.

 

Buff

Buff the whole shoe with the horsehair brush and some good old elbow grease. Follow up with the cloth, holding it taut between two hands and going over the surface in a sawing motion. Condition your shoes at least once a month or more, depending on how often you use them. Alternate between your Undandys, and let them rest from time to time.

Do not follow these instructions in the case of Suede Leather Shoes.