September 25, 2022
Investment shoes need good care. Here are some reviving tips for keeping your shoes and boots in great condition, for a long life of adventure.
We all forget how easy it is to spruce up an older pair of shoes simply by replacing the insoles. Slipping your foot into a clean fresh shoe makes all the difference - not forgetting the support that a new insole provides.
We now sell Tracey Neuls leather insoles so do not hesitate to get in touch for a replacement set when the time comes.
We take pride in our use of the environmentally more friendly Veg-tan dyeing technique to colour our leathers. This leaves the leather soft and supple like butter, infinitely comfortable, but does mean, like suede, it is a little more sensitive to marks. We recommend investing in a protective spray, one bottle lasts for years and you can do all your shoes, coats and handbags whenever you need to. Definitely worth the investment.
We currently use this one in store: Fabsil a high performance waterproofing treatment suitable for leather and suede.
Renapur do a great leather balsam that nourishes the leather immediately, and helps with cleaning, conditioning, restoring, polishing and waterproofing too! Restore the softness of your shoes and keep them going for longer.
Mostly, the solid leathers we use are dyed all the way through, so scuffs and scrapes to your shoes can be disguised with a touch of similar shade polish. Keep them at their best with regular polishing sessions. Ranges such as Woly offer the spectrum of colours so it's easy to find a match. With each online order we send, we include a little shoe sponge and buffer - they work like a dream to bring out the shine in your leathers.
Replace leather sole
Occasionally, it is necessary to take your shoes and boots for an MOT. The benefit of Leather soles is that they can be taken off and replaced by a cobbler when needed. Designed with component parts so they can each be replaced as and when needed, our leather sole shoes are built for comfort and longevity. Heel tips can also be replaced when worn down.
Add a Rubber Sole
Some people prefer a rubber sole if the environment does not so easily permit the more sensitive leather variety. It is quite common for a rubber sole to be applied on top of the leather one, for a robust, bad weather-friendly solution.
For soft leather and material shoes, an ideal way to keep the shape over time is to store them on shoe trees - foot shaped blocks that can be inserted into the shoes and boots to keep their shape. They come in a variety of materials - classic wood or plastic, and really do make a difference to a prized pair.
Reflective Shoe Care
December 01, 2023
December Late Night Thursdays
We thought we'd make it easier for you to get all your Christmas shopping done by opening late on Thursdays through December.
We will be open 10am-7pm, for each Thursday in December up until Christmas.
November 25, 2023
November 24, 2023
Loungewear with Tracey Neuls' Luxurious Shearling Slippers in Stunning New Colourways
Introducing a mesmerizing array of shearling slippers in exquisite colourways. From the daring Zebra to the serene Hygge (forest green), each pair is a statement piece that transcends the ordinary. Let's explore the luxurious hues that redefine loungewear sophistication.