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Caring for Mustard CalfUpdated 2 years ago

If your Cobbler Union shoes sport a mustard patina finish, these are the steps we specifically recommend:

  1. Insert shoe trees. This should be done after every wear to help pull moisture from the soft leather lining of the shoe. Additionally, shoe trees help minimize the harsh look of creasing and add a deodorizing element to shoes. This is one of the most vital parts of shoe care.
  2. Brush off superficial dirt and dust before continuing with a horsehair brush.
  3. Condition and shine. Considering the hand-painted nature of the mustard leathers, it's crucial to use a neutral polish so as to not disturb the patina. We recommend working a small amount into the shoes with your fingers. You should be able to tell when the polish has been absorbed into the leather nicely. After about five to ten minutes of the polish sitting on the shoes, it's time to buff with a horsehair brush.
  4. Add a protective layer. Now that you've set your foundational color and moisturization, it's time to protect your hard work. With this leather, an effective way to do this is to add a few layers of neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe wax to the toe and heel of the shoe and buff with a horsehair brush.

These are the steps we recommend to keeping the leather of your shoes healthy. Of course, there are additional steps that can be taken for thorough sole care, burnishing, or mirror shining; so if you have any questions about more in-depth care, just drop us a line!

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