Use Hide-Bracer: Repels dirt and grime keeping leather clean and soft on Footwear
Taking care of leather shoes is not just about making your shoes look good, it’s also about preserving them. In the case of more expensive shoes or collectibles, taking proper care of them can be seen as though you’re protecting your investment. Keeping your leather shoes in great shape will remove the need to buy new shoes for every occasion and this – naturally – is one way of thinking green. If your leather footwear is wet let it dry at room temperature.
Do not store your leather shoes in a hot or damp area. If you will be covering your shoes when you are storing them cover with a breathable cloth like cotton sheets. Do not cover your leather shoes with plastic. The plastic will cause the leather to dry out. Avoid exposing your leather to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. All leather items can last for a lifetime if they are regularly maintained and treated well. Leather is skin and just as you would clean your own, you need to clean and nourish your leather to help retain its durability and texture.
We have been supplying the Footwear SHOE industry with leather care products for over 40 years.
Today’s shoe leathers are softer, more supple and much more colorful. In the past soaps with water were used to maintain and clean leather. In different regions of the county, ground water can contain minerals that can damage the surface of leather. In larger cities, they have put the water through purification but can contain chlorine additives that are not good for the surface of leather. Soap is alkaline and no matter how gentle the soap is, it will dull the finish and damage the delicate pH of leather. Remember to let your leather shoes breathe and rest! Shoes should rest at least 12 hours between wearing. If you’ve found a pair of leather boots of your dreams, it’s always a good idea to use shoe trees between wearings to help shoes retain their shape.
With Hide-Bracer Leather Cleaner and Conditioner you may never need to purchase or apply leather shoe polishes or creams again.
Apply a small amount of Hide Bracer to your leather footwear and buff dry to a beautiful sheen. If a small amount of color comes off don’t worry, it is normal.
Also, always remember to use a shoehorn for putting on your shoes, no matter how unnecessary it might feel. Your shoes will thank you if you remember to clean off dirt after every wear with a soft brush or rag. Leather tends to shrink and get hard if it gets wet. Be gentle with your shoes and do your best to keep them dry. If your leather shoes do get wet, let them dry naturally.
Hide-Bracer Leather Cleaner and Conditioner will maintain leather as it guards against premature wear out. Leather has tiny pores that allow it to breathe. These tiny pores absorb human perspiration and as the water evaporates, salts contained therein remain to absorb the essential oils in the leather. This accumulation of salts and other residues should be cleaned from the leather. The loss of oils within the leather is the first step to hardening and cracking. Leather is also subjected to destructive UV rays. Hide Bracer will help reflect these harmful UV rays. Most other leather care products are based on tallow or neat’s-foot oil. Tallow contains salts that build up with repeated applications and attack the leather fibers. These animal fats provide a culture for the growth of bacteria and fungus, and can turn rancid, resulting in further attack on the leather. The use of too much oil or wax can clog the pores of leather. When this happens, leather loses its ability to allow air in and moisture out. Even worse, oils and waxes attract airborne dirt or dust participles that actually cut the microscopic fibers that make leather so strong and durable. Products that use animal fats include mink oil, lanolin-based products, neat’s foot oil, etc.
HIDE BRACER IS THE BEST LEATHER CARE CLEANER AND CONDITIONER MADE. Leather is an investment. Hide Bracer will keep your SHOES beautiful and new looking for many years.
Do not use Hide Bracer on suede, nubuck or unfinished leathers.
Hide Bracer Leather Cleaner & Conditioner, 8 oz.