General tips

  1. Avoid wearing your shoes two days in a row. You should ideally have several pairs of Reed Blake shoes (including at least one pair with rubber soles) so that you can alternate wearing different pairs, with breaks consisting of several days where possible.
  2. It is of the utmost importance that the moisture in the leather completely disappears.
  3. Treat your shoes at least twice a month.
  4. Never place your shoes near heat sources.
  5. Use unvarnished Reed Blake shoe trees to absorb moisture.
  6. Once or twice a year, grease the leather outsoles of your Reed Blakes with colorless Reed Blake beeswax and leave them to dry for 24 hours before wearing them again.
  7. If you find the leather outsoles to be fairly worn (before the assembly threads deteriorate), get a thin outsole (pad) applied in natural rubber. Any good shoemaker will be able to advise you on this.
  8. Should you walk through snow and/or ice where salt is present, clean your shoes after wearing them using a damp cloth and leave them to air dry.”
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