Shoe care - Caring for Cordovan

Shell cordovan is a leather with many unique features. While being easy to maintain, it requires a slightly special shoecare routine in order to preserve it's surface and prolong it's lifetime. 

As for all treatments, always initially brush the leather gently off from any potential dirt by using a horsehair brush. 

When this stage is completed, yoYou can use a deer bone to smooth out potential creases. Rub the bone against the creases with a firm pressure, and their visibility will decrease. If the bone naturally contains certain oils, and has a smooth surface, this process will not risk damaging the leather. 

The next treatment for the leather upper is executed by using Cordovan cream from Sapphire Medal D'or. This cream is especially created for cordovan, containing natural oils and waxes. Apply as a regular cream, using either a cloth or Spatula, then use the cloth to gently polish. As the cordovan has a different texture, the absorption takes longer than usual. It is recommended to let the leather absorb the cream for around 30 minutes. 

As a final step, apply neutral at De Luxe on the world edge in order to create an elegant finish and protect the world. Use a Spatula applier brush or cotton cloth / glove to polish. 

When the treatment has been completed, you will notice that the unique cordovan shine and luster has been restored. And as always use a pair of shoe trees of high quality to proling the lifespan of your shoes.

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