Leather Shoe Care Tip #1 If you wore leather shoes on a rainy day, make sure that they are completely dry before wearing them again. Wet leather shoes will stretch and fall apart very quickly. To remove excess water from your shoe, stuff newspaper inside the shoe. It will soak up the water and help the shoe to remain its shape.
Leather Shoe Care Tip #2 If your leather shoes smell bad, sprinkle baking soda inside. It will remove the smell without damaging your shoes.
Leather Shoe Care Tip #3 Store your leather shoes (or any shoes for that matter) properly. Don’t put them in plastic bags and don’t keep them in your car. Your shoes need to “breathe”, so put them in a cool dry place. Untie your shoes every time you take them off. This will help to maintain its shape.
Leather Shoe Care Tip #4 Polish your leather shoes regularly. If you wear them on a regular basis, you should polish them every month.
You can polish your shoes at home by using a mixture of one part of lemon juice and 2 parts of olive oil. Rub the mixture into shoes with a clean cloth and allow it to soak for a couple of minutes before buffing off. Nubuk, suede and patent leather should not be shined!
Leather Shoe Care Tip #5 Always keep your leather shoes clean. Remove the dirt as soon as you can. Salt stains can be removed with a mixture of 1 cup of hot water with a teaspoon of white vinegar. Glue can be removed with rubbing alcohol.
You can also remove dirt room leather shoes with shoe brushes.