Half term is always a little wild in the Children’s department. Some have come in simply for a fit check, while others are in need of a brand new pair. Whatever the reason, we want to make sure you get the absolute most out of both school shoes and weekend casual shoes. So we have some top tips here – directly from the experts on the shop floor!
Before wearing your new shoes for the first time, always give them a generous coating of protector spray. This ensures they stay water and stain resistant, and can be used on leather, suede and nubuck.
School shoes get put through a lot on a daily basis, and after a time, will inevitably become a little scuffed and marked. This is where Scuff Cover comes in handy! It’s the perfect way to bring a new lease of life to well-worn shoes.
Leather needs to be nourished to prevent drying out and cracking. Shoe Cream polish is the ideal product to keep shoes moisturised and the leather soft and supple. It’s available in lots of different colours, and also helps to restore the colour to dull-looking footwear. It’s best applied with a dry cloth and left for a while – this allows the cream to soak into the leather. Then simply buff to a shine with a horsehair brush.
We love that high-shine look of patent leather shoes, and with a little Patent Gloss treatment, they can look brand new. Simply spray onto the surface of the shoe (it comes out like shaving foam) and slowly work the gloss into the leather and bring to a shine.
If the patent leather gets scuffed and scraped, Patent Leather Restorer works to get shoes looking new again. It works like a nail polish – simply apply on small marks on the shoes and leave to dry.
We put these products to the test on some…well loved school shoes, to prove what a difference a little time and care can do…
These patent leather girl’s brogues were dull and dirty. All that was needed to bring these brogues back to life was a little wash in warm water to remove the mud, followed by a patent gloss treatment and a fresh pair of laces.
These boy’s lace-ups were looking tired and worn, with extra-chewy laces to match. We simply applied a generous coating of black shoe cream polish and used a brush to buff to a perfect shine – even leaving the scuffed toes looking great! Add in a new pair of laces and they’re looking super sharp once again.
For any further advice on children’s shoes and how to look after them, don’t hesitate to visit us in store or get in touch. www.thegoldenboot.co.uk