Learn to care for and preserve the patina of your fine leather footwear. The Magnanni Shoe Care video features Master Artisan Miguel Blanco.
QUALITY LEATHER CARE
A proper shine is a key component of dress shoe conservation. Carefully maintaining quality leather footwear helps retain a new appearance as well as extend lifespan. Watch the Magnanni shoe care video, then follow our numbered guide. Choose an open location and get your materials together.
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
Large horsehair brush
Small horsehair brush
Large pig hair brush
Small pig hair brush
Leather polishing glove
STEP 1: LACES
Cover the shining area with clean fabric or paper to maintain a neat environment. Remove your laces from the shoes to prevent getting polish on them.
STEP 2: SHOE TREE
Insert your Magnanni shoe tree in order to stretch the leather, creating a smooth, even work surface. Examine the shoes for grime and deposits.
STEP 3: HORSE HAIR BRUSH
Use the large horsehair brush to loosen and dust away any dirt, and the smaller horsehair brush to reach and clean the finer detail areas of the shoe.
STEP 4: LEATHER CLEANER
Add a dab of Magnanni leather cleaner to your cloth. Apply evenly to the entire shoe surface to prepare the leather pores for shoe cream.
STEP 5: SHOE CREAM
Using a fresh cloth, apply shoe cream evenly to the surface. Gently rub the cream into the leather using circular motions.
STEP 6: PIG HAIR BRUSH
Use the pig hair brush to create friction and work the pigment deeply into the leather pores. Use the smaller pig hair brush for harder to reach areas around the sole.
STEP 7: SHOE POLISH
Apply shoe polish to seal in the cream. Use the soft bristle horsehair brush to create friction and blend the polish into the shoe to protect the finish and restore the shine.
STEP 8: LEATHER POLISHING GLOVE
Use the corduroy and chamois leather polishing glove and buff the shoe in a circular motion until the desired gloss is achieved.
STEP 9: COTTON CLOTH
Wetting slightly with water, use your cotton cloth to uniformly smooth the polish and equalize the shine covering the shoe surface.
Magnanni provides a variety of shoe care accessories to keep your footwear in top condition. Every product is individually curated and tested to provide the highest quality maintenance and finishing capabilities for each shoe in your personal collection.
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