Caring for your dress shoes is cruial to making them last. The daily care of always using shoe trees in between wears and brushing them after each use is only one part of the shoe care process. Applying shoe polish every 9-10 wears is equally important. Below, you will find a step by step guide on how to clean and polish your dress shoes.
Step 3: Cover Suede with Tape
If your shoe has both leather and suede, you will need to cover the suede with a gentle painters tape. If your shoe has no suede you can skip this step.
Step 5: Brush down stitching
Use the Dauber to brush between the outsole and the upper part of the shoe. One of most important steps is to be sure to keep your stitching clean in order to increase longevity.
Step 6: Apply Polish
Apply a small amount of polish to your polishing cloth and begin to apply in large circles with light pressure. Repeat throughout the shoe.
Step 7: Apply a Little Water
After applying polish, apply a few drops of water and procced to apply in smaller circles with more pressure. Repeat throughout the shoe.