Clean your shoes
First of all scrub the leather by brushing and cleaning with a damp sponge. When the leather is dry, apply a maintenance product adapted to the specific leather. Quality leather reacts like skin: cleaning, waxing (if possible with natural wax), grease (sparingly). For these operations to have a full effect it's preferable to leave the leather to rest for several hours before polishing your pair. Do not wear your shoes immediately after polishing them. In snowy weather clean them with clear water to avoid white marks appearing on the upper.
Use the right shoe care products
By using the broad range of Paraboot products and accessories you will make the right choice to maintain your shoes. Waxes, greases, creams, oils and waterproofing products have been specially designed to soften and nourish our leathers. Seek advice in our stores, from our independent resellers or from our approved shoe repairers.
Taking care of your leather soles
If your shoes have leather soles, it’s a good idea to grease these to make them flexible and waterproof. If you walk on a wet floor, let your shoes dry at an angle so as to allow air to circulate around the sole.
Using shoe trees
Perspiration and rain are the enemies of leather. A non-varnished shoe tree will absorb any dampness from your shoes and will maintain their shape as well as increase their life. So, after wearing them, place your Paraboot unvarnished shoe trees in the shoes, and leave them open in the air at room temperature (away from direct sources of heat).
Having your Paraboot repaired
Because we have put all our know-how into making your shoes, because we know how much you appreciate them, we recommend our network of approved shoe repairers.
And don’t forget!
Always use a shoe horn to avoid weakening the stiffeners and wearing out the heel seams. You will increase the life of your shoes by not wearing the same pair several days running. You’ll grant them time to dry and your feet will say thank you. Maintain your shoes regularly and do not wait until it is too late to have them repaired by our network of approved shoe repairers, if necessary.