Proper care and maintenance of leather shoes will help to ensure their longevity in wear. We would recommend that you follow the guidelines below:
Leather uppers require regular treatment with a good-quality leather conditioner and wax polish to protect the leather and give a high shine finish. This should help to prolong the life of the uppers and maintain their appearance. The shoes should be dry before application.
Try to avoid using unsuitable liquid polish applicators on high quality leather uppers as these can potentially damage the surface of the leather and often create a lacquer which is hard to remove.
Suede and Nubuck uppers can be treated using a ‘Suede Protector’ spray. A rubber suede brush can help to lift any dirt and debris, however, stubborn stains may necessitate treatment with a suede shampoo. Suede can often be revived using steam from the kettle and gently cleaning with a rubber suede brush.
Waxed-finished or waterproof leather uppers should be treated with dubbin or a ‘waxed leather cream’ to condition, soften and protect the leather. Usually there is no need to use a coloured polish on this type of leather as it is not supposed to have a high shine.
Leather soles will expand when wet. Avoid wet conditions during the first few wears of your new shoes. In the event that your leather soles do become very wet, ensure that they are allowed to dry out slowly and naturally, away from direct heat (i.e radiators).
Leather shoes can often take a day to dry out fully whether from rain or natural perspiration. Where possible allow a day between wears and alternate with other shoes. Using wooden shoe trees in your shoes will help to absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the shoe as they dry out.
Also, a shoe horn can help to prevent damage to the heels, counter and top line.
To measure your foot size we recommend you to follow these steps:
Example: If the measurement of your longest foot is between 27.6 cm (10.8 inches) and 28.1 cm (11.1 inches). We recommend the male size 42 EU (9 US / 8.5 UK), as the length of your foot exceeds the length measurement of size 41 EU (8 US / 7.5 UK) and is closest to size 42 EU.
*You can always contact us either by e-mail or by phone for a size recommendation.
Size conversion chart:
Male sizes (below):
|Length of foot (CM)||Length of foot (Inch)||Shoe size (EU)||Shoe Size (US Men)||Shoe Size (UK)|
|24 cm||9.5 in||36||5||4.5|
|24.5 cm||9.7 in||37||5.5||5|
|25.5 cm||10 in||38||6||5.5|
|26 cm||10.2 in||39||6.5||6|
|26.5 cm||10.4 in||40||7||6.5|
|27.5 cm||10.8 in||41||8||7.5|
|28.1 cm||11.1 in||42||9||8.5|
|28.7 cm||11. 3 in||43||10||9.5|
|29.4 cm||11.6 in||44||11||10.5|
|30 cm||11.8 in||45||12||11.5|
|30.6 cm||12.1 in||46||13||12.5|
Female sizes (below):
|Length of foot (CM)||Length of foot (Inch)||Shoe size (EU)||Shoe Size (US Women)||Shoe Size (UK)|
|24 cm||9.5 in||36||6||4|
|24.5 cm||9.7 in||37||7||4.5|
|25.5 cm||10 in||38||7.5||5|
|26 cm||10.2 in||39||8||5.5|
|26.5 cm||10.4 in||40||8.5||6.5|
|27.5 cm||10.8 in||41||9||7.5|
|28.1 cm||11.1 in||42||9.5||8.5|
*This size guide only applies to our collections and is to be regarded as a recommendation and not something certain. Each individual foot is unique in shape, length and width whereupon it is not possible to give an exact perfect size guide that is individually adapted to each and everyone.