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How to Polish and Restore Leather Shoes

Why Does Leather Need to be Restored?

You're preparing for an amazing night out with friends, but as you go to take out your favorite pair of leather shoes from the closet, you find a dull, faded pair that no longer command the attention and love they once did. You think to yourself… these can't be those shoes!

Although leather is a naturally durable material, over time it can become worn and distressed due to several factors including weather, humidity, and age. Each of these factors can have a different affect on the leather, causing the material to look old and neglected if not treated properly. It is a far too common mistake to throw leather shoes out because they are thought to be ruined and unsalvageable. Luckily, there are several ways to bring the leather back to life so that you can continue to wear your favorite pair of leather shoes for many more years to come.

Polishing and Restoring Leather Shoes

To ensure your pair of leather shoes stands the test of time, it is important that you occasionally take the steps necessary to treat them to restore their durability and natural beauty. Check out the Clarks Shoe Care and Maintenance Guide video above to give you the tools, tips, and tricks on how to shine and restore leather shoes.

Use the following Clarks products for an easy and convenient restoration and polishing solution, sure to extend the life of your favorite pair.

To Restore and Polish Leather Shoes:

For a fast on-the-go shine solution, use Clarks Quick Shine Sponge to moisturize, protect, and shine.
For a more lasting finish, apply Clarks Cream Polish in a circular motion with a dry rag and allow to dry for 30 minutes.
For lasting protection on lightly worn shoes, spray Clarks Water and Stain Protector to the full exterior of the leather.
For lasting protection on more heavily worn and cracking shoes, use Clarks Weather Guard. Heat the product up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and apply with a rag.
Please note that the Clarks shoe care products shown in the video are designed for leather ONLY.

Long-Term Care

Remember to purchase the Shoe Care Kit by Triangle on the Clarks website for long-lasting leather shoes that look great, or visit your local Clarks store for Clarks Quick Shine Sponge, Clarks Water and Stain Protector, and Clarks Weather Guard to preserve your leather shoes' luster and to prevent future damage.

Say good-bye to dull and worn out looking shoes, and hello to fantastic looking leather!

General Care Polishing and Restoration