Caring For Your Organ Shoes

Suede Leather Soles

Suede is a natural material which shows small variations in texture. With use, the soles will glaze over and become even more soft and supple.

Suede leather soles

Using a small wire brush, gently dry brush the soles to remove any grit and to renew the texture of the suede. 

Clean soles also prevents them from scratching the pedals.

As a rule you don't need to use any liquid on the soles. Dry brushing them will keep them in good shape. However, if you walk on heavily waxed floors or mud you can safely wash the soles with Angelus Easy Clean. Let the shoes dry completely before wearing again.

Only wear your shoes indoors in order to prolong the life of the suede soles.

Leather Uppers

Cleaning:  To clean leather uppers use a mild shoe cleaner. You can also try this easy home recipe: Mix equal parts of distilled white vinegar and warm water. Using a soft cloth dipped into the white vinegar water gently wipe the uppers clean. Rinse completely using just clean water on your cloth.  Allow to dry completely before applying any polish.

Polish: Clean your shoes before polishing. Use clear polish to avoid a color mismatch when polishing your shoes.

Patent Leather Uppers

Patent leather is rather durable as the leather is coated with plastic giving the shoes a luxurious glossy shine. However, over time patent leather will eventually crack. You may prolong the appearance of your shoes by gentle cleaning and buffing with SAPHIR Patent Leather cleaner.

Synthetic Uppers (gold and silver women’s shoes only)

Synthetic uppers are more fragile than leather shoes and need more care. Mix a small spoon of mild detergent (without Bleach) into a few cups of warm water. Using a soft cloth dipped into the soapy water gently wipe the uppers clean. Do not get the shoes overly wet. Wipe the uppers again with your soft cloth just using clean water. Allow to dry completely.

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