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Urban Sheperd boot care or how to conserve your boots forever

Clothes, shoes, and costume in general, are a esthetic representation of our reality as a society, the way we wear, the style, the fashion says too much about our epoch, about who we are. Historians and sociologists know that clothes and shoes are much more than clothes and shoes, are the way as humans show their personality to the world. For that reason we know how important it’s to give an appropriate care to your Urban Shepherd Boots to conserve them as much as possible.

In that way, we will share with you the most important tips and tricks to take care of your favorite footwear, your Urban Shepherd Boots. But not before telling you why you must give a special care to them. 

Why must I give a special care to my Urban Shepherds Boots?

Urban Shepherds Boots are artisans Boots Handmade in Portugal with premium materials, and leather it’s one of them. As is known, leather it’s a resistant and natural material that requires a special care because it could be affected by environment conditions producing deterioration in their appearance. 

Take care of your Urban Sheperd Boots

You have to know that Urban Shepherds Boots won’t abandon you, but if you don’t take care of the leather with the pass of time this material could lose the original color (some people love this), or start to look arid with cracks, to avoid that aspect, leather needs to be hydrated. 

If you are of those man who love to have a stunning look, you must know that shoes are an elementary aspect of your outfit because are the perfect complement to the clothes. That’s why we will share the most useful tips and tricks about Urban Shepherds Boots care.

Tips and tricks to take care of your Urban Shepherds Boots

Take care of your Urban Shepherds Boots it’s an activity that won’t take too much of your time. Just a few minutes after every use and your shoes will look clean and like new. Remember that the durability of the boots depends of the care that it’s given to it. 

Clean the dust

Once you take out your Urban Shepherds Boots it’s advisable to clean dust and traces of dirt with a dry microfiber cloth or a soft bristle brush.

The second step after clean dust and dirt, it’s remove the laces and wash it separately, in the case your shoes have it, of course. After that, clean gently the surface of the boot with a damp cloth, without making too much pressure especially in the seams, and then let it dry.

Once dry, with the help of a soft cloth, apply a uniform amount of the natural wax that comes with every pair of Urban Shepherds Boots.

Take care of your Urban Sheperd Boots

How to apply it? Hold the shoe putting your hand inside the boot and with the other hand rub with small circular movements from the back to front. Make sure to cover the whole shoe with the wax. It’s important that you let the product be absorbed by the leather.

Then with a clean and dry cloth clean the excess of wax of the leather and don’t use those shoes for at least 24 hours, because the absorption of the wax is progressive.

Some important tips to conserve your Boots

  • Do not keep them inside plastic bags, because the leather needs to breathe or it gets arid;
  • If your boots are wet after a rainy day you have to put them in a place with a high temperature, but not too high like a motor or a radiator because high temperatures could break the leather; 
  • Don’t save your boots in a place where the sunlight comes directly because it could stain the leather;
  • If you only use your boots for winter, it’s advisable to clean it before save them until next winter; 
  • You can use other products to take care of leather, some of them are spray leather conditioners;
  • If you walked by the beach with your Boots, it’s probably that salt stains it. To remove it, rub the stain parts with a cotton cloth wet on a mix of water and white vinegar. 

We just want you to take care of your Urban Shepherds boots as well as we do. Because when you buy a pair of Urban Shepherds you are buying a tradition. 

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