Grenson Shoes Care Guide – 10 Tips To Look After Grenson Shoes
So you have just spent a small fortune on a pair of shoes, you want them to last right? With help from the lovely people over at Grenson, we have put together a Grenson care guide, 10 tips to look after Grenson shoes which will hopefully help keep your shoes in perfect condition for as long as possible.
Aphrodite have recently added shoe care products to their accessories collection, including Jason Markk, Crepe Protect and Sneaker Lab which are perfect for the sneaker and trainer enthusiasts among us, along with a range of Grenson items including Grenson cream /polish, brushes and cloths, to help keep your footwear in great condition no matter what the weather.
Following these few simple steps will help prolong the life of your most trustworthy Grenson shoes.
10 Tips To Look After Grenson Shoes
- Never wear your new shoes in the rain until they have been worn at least 3-4 times.
- If your shoes do end up getting wet put shoe trees inside them (if you don’t have trees newspaper will work just as well) and let them dry out at room temperature for 48 hours before you wear them again. Wet sole leather will wear out twice as quick as dry sole leather.
- Before polishing, wipe off any excess surface dirt with a dry cloth.
- When its time to polish, use plenty of polish/cream and make sure its into the welt and the cracks between the upper and the sole. Let the polish sit on for as long as possible, over night is an ideal time scale. Browse our range of Grenson creams.
- Use a Grenson cloth or brush to take off any excess polish/cream to shine them up.
- If you want to darken your tan shoes use a dark polish, some people like to use black polish which makes them instantly look older.
- Goodyear Welted shoes are easy to repair and the soles can be changed if needed.
- A little test can be done to see if your shoe are ready for repair; If you can feel a soft spot in the middle of the front of the shoe where you walk, push it in with your thumb. If its very soft, its about to go, if its a little soft, you can get another few months out of them.
- Leather soles can be very slippery, making it a task in itself to navigate across some floors. A cheeky little trick, cut open a potato and rub it into the sole, this will give you grip.
- If you look after your shoes, they could last for years and years.
Take a look at our recent trip to the Grenson factory and interview with Grenson’s owner and creative director Tim Little. Read full blog post here