How to Clean and Care for Leather Shoes, Sandals & Boots

 

Vegetable tanned leather is incredibly durable, eco-friendly and gets better with age, if you take care of it properly. Here are some tips on how to make sure you get the most out of your leather shoes and sandals:

 

First, clean the surface with very diluted natural dish soap and water.

Then allow to dry. Once dry, apply a thin coat of natural conditioner (we love BEESBUTTER all natural leather conditioner) and wipe off excess with a clean cloth. The leather will darken initially, and will go back to its original color when dry. If the leather is very “dry” and desperate for conditioning, the leather will darken a bit to the color it is meant to be.

Repeat if necessary (especially for very dry leather). For best results, condition the leather every few months depending on how often they are worn and exposed to the elements.