Our Shoecare Advices

Leather & Embossed Leather

Leather & Embossed Leather

To maintain your Leather & Embossed Leather's articles, follow the steps below :

Before using your Leather or Grainy Leather articles for the first time, do a classic waterproof treatment to protect them from rain! Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface and leave to dry for several hours before wear. Apply the spray regularly for long lasting protection.

Dust off
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Dust off

Dust them off vigorously using a Horsehair Brush

Prepare
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Prepare

Remove the laces if you’re caring for shoes.

Nourish
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Nourish

Use a Nourishing Milk to clean and nourish leather. Shake the bottle before applying a small amount of milk to the leather. Apply it using circular movements using a chamois cloth to help it soak in before leaving to dry for 15 minutes. The leather has now been cared for. If you want to protect the leather and give it back its luster, follow the next step.

Shine
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Shine

When caring for Polished or Embossed Leather, it is preferable to use Polish the same colour as your items, or failing this, Colourless Polish For Greased or Vintage Leather, use Colourless Grease. Apply the Polish or Grease using circular movements before leaving to dry for 15 minutes. Use a Horsehair Brush to buff the leather and create shine.

Suede, Nubuck & Embossed Nubuck

To maintain your Suede, Nubuck & Embossed Nubuck's articles, follow the steps below :

Before using Suede, Nubuck or Embossed Nubuck items for the first time, apply a waterproofing spray to protect them against rain and stains! Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface and leave to dry for several hours before wear. Apply the spray regularly for long lasting protection. Suede and Nubuck are delicate materials. As such, avoid wearing shoes or leather items in rainy weather or in situations where they are likely to get stained!

Suede, Nubuck & Embossed Nubuck
Dust off
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Dust off

Dust them off using a soft brush, concentrating on the areas with marks to help them disappear. Use a crepe brush for more embedded marks and to help raise the suede nap.

Remove stains
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Remove stains

For stubborn stains, use the Stain Eraser for suede and nubuck on the affected area in order to remove them. The Eraser will not work on greasy stains (oil, petrol, etc.): for these, we advise applying Terre de Sommières to absorb the grease.

Clean
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Clean

Clean your shoes with a special suede shampoo. Most need little water and don’t have to be rinsed off! After you rub the shoes evenly, let them dry for a few hours away from a heat source.

Revive
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Revive

Use a Colour Renovator Spray to restore the shine to your shoes. Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface before leaving to dry for several hours.

Waterproof
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Waterproof

Lastly, protect your shoes against rain and stains using a Waterproofing Spray. Leave them to dry for several hours, after which you are free to enjoy your Suede or Nubuck items as if they were brand new!

Patent Leather

Patent Leather

To maintain your Patent Leather's articles, follow the steps below :

This leather doesn’t require any special care! Dust it periodically with a chamois cloth to get rid of dust and other dirt

Protect & revive
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Protect & revive

It is advisable to apply a Shine Enhancer Spray to Patent Leather to enhance shine and prevent the leather from cracking

Dust off
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Dust off

Dust the surface then shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface for ultimate shine.

Leave to dry
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Leave to dry

Leave to dry for several hours and repeat regularly.

Lamé Leather & Cracked Leather

Lamé Leather & Cracked Leather

To maintain your Cracked Leather, Lamé Leather's articles, follow the steps below :

Before using your Lamé Leather items for the first time, apply a Waterproofing Spray to protect them against rain and stains! Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface and leave to dry for several hours before wear. Apply the spray regularly for long lasting protection.

No brushing
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No brushing

Lamé Leather is fragile and shouldn’t be brushed using a stiff-bristled brush, bristled brush, suede eraser, etc. Doing so may irreversibly damage the leather

Clean
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Clean

Rub stains delicately using a soft, damp cloth to remove them

Glitter

To maintain your Glitter's articles, follow the steps below :

Before using Glitter items for the first time, apply a Waterproofing Spray to protect them against rain and stains! Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface and leave to dry for several hours before wear. Apply the spray regularly for long lasting protection

Glitter
Clean
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Clean

Rub stains delicately using a soft, damp cloth to remove them

Textile and Canvas

Textile and Canvas

To maintain your Textile and Canvas's articles, follow the steps below :

Before using Textile or Canvas items for the first time, apply a Waterproofing Spray to protect them against rain and stains! Shake and apply the spray evenly at a distance of 20cm from the surface and leave to dry for several hours before wear. Apply the spray regularly for long lasting protection

Clean
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Clean

Apply a small amount of Savon de Marseille to stains and rub using a cloth soaked in hot water to remove them

Pull-up or Vintage leather

Pull-up or Vintage leather

To maintain your Calf leather's articles, follow the steps below :

Calf leather doesn’t require any special care. Pull-up or vintage leather is an oily leather characterized by a patinated effect and a rapid appearance of wear-and-tear marks. These marks and the worn effect are normal after they’ve been worn.

They don’t require any particular care! A periodic quick brushing can help remove dust or dirt spots. Once or twice a year at the most, you can also apply grease with a chamois cloth. Since the leather is oily, it’s not a good idea to do this too often! Grease makes the leather supple and using too much risks modifying the leather’s innate quality.

Loafers

Loafers

The studded rubber soles of our loafers have been an iconic element of our collections for over 10 years. This delicate sole must be looked after carefully. To do this, alternate wearing them with other shoes and avoid wearing them in rough environments that might cause the studs to wear out.

Leather soles
Leather soles

Some models have a leather sole that should be cared for as much as the rest of the shoe. For this, after brushing them, use a nourishing lotion to clean and give a new life to both the sole and the welt. If the thread used to attach the welt has gotten damp, let the shoes dry away from a heat source and then apply a nourishing lotion. This will help protect and nourish the thread so it doesn’t break.

Plastic films
Plastic films

Some shoes, such as our ankle boots, sandals and pumps, have a leather sole that requires special care which is why we protect the sole with a film. This means that when you first receive your items, the soles will be in a perfect state without any marks that have been caused by shipping or when they’ve been tried on by other customers. Once you’re sure you want to keep your shoes, remove the plastic film before you wear them. The film, indicated by small white arrows, covers the entire sole (for flat shoes) or beginning at the arch (for high-heeled shoes).

Others
Others

If you don’t have wooden shoe trees, we suggest stuffing the shoes with either tissue paper or another neutral paper. Do not use newspaper! The ink may come off on the leather when it is damp. We suggest that you use Bobbies’ own care products or products suggested by your shoemaker. Some care products sold in retail stores may contain ingredients that may fade or damage the leather of your shoes …