Shoes, a subject that is very dear to many peoples hearts. However as I am now retired and don’t go out a great deal I mostly live in slippers. I do have proper shoes, black leather, which I use when I go out but I prefer sandals when the weather is warmer.
My shoes then, how do I look after them? As I don’t wear them often and generally not outdoors in muddy conditions they don’t get very dirty so a quick wipe over with my heritage impregnated sponge is all that is required. If they did get muddy then I would need to get that off first. I recommend letting it dry and then brushing it off. I do not suggest you wash the mud off as that may damage the finish. However, if you do wash mud off then it is most important that your leather is absolutely, totally dry before you apply polish.