26 Oct How to protect your shoes this Autumn
As temperatures begin to drop and the weather closes in, it’s time to start protecting your shoes this Autumn! Dewy mornings, rainy days and maybe even snow is inevitably on its way as we move into Winter. It’s about time we started gearing up! Much like you start preparing your wardrobe accordingly with layers of jumpers and winter coats, it’s time to sort your shoes out and protect your tootsies from the elements- because ultimately there is nothing worse than wet feet! Complete your autumnal look with a new pair of winter boots, or if you have already invested in your favourite pair keep them protected with the very best of seasonal shoe care with Lunar.
When it comes to shoe maintenance, preventing them from soaking through or scuffing is only effective with good quality products. With suedes and leather materials very much in fashion for footwear during the Autumnal transition, it’s essential to utilise shoe care products to keep them looking great and lasting throughout the wetter months. So put down the baby wipe and give your footwear some well deserved TLC! As always, Lunar is here to offer our very best shoe related advice and expertise, so here are our very best products for protecting your shoes this Autumn…
Grisport Footwear Protector invisibly protects leather, suede, fabric and wool surfaces against penetration of water and oil and helps protect against stains. This product is one of the best value products on the market and works to make your shoes stain and water resistant, whilst not affecting the breathing properties of the material. This product has been specially engineered for Grisport spotex and Sympatex lined boots, but also suitable for all ‘-tex’ lined footwear like Goretex or eVent. This spray can even be used to protect clothing and handbags, so is a great multipurpose shoe care product!
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax is another great shoe care product for leather materials. It waterproofs, maintains support and breathability of the material and is an easy to use, non-softening water based wax for smooth leather footwear. This waterproof waxing can also be used to protect walking, motorcycle, work and sports footwear making it highly versatile. By using waterproofing equipment such as this you can equip your shoes with a shield against rain, dirt, mud, snow, salt and just about anything else that could put your shoes at risk of damage during the Autumn months.
This product is specifically designed for suede boots, that are incredibly popular for the Autumn season. This Punch suede and nubuck renovator protects against rain and stains, while restoring the original colour and appearance of suede and nubuck shoes & boots. What’s more, this product is available in black, medium brown, and dark brown to suit any boot or shoe colour.
This traditional wire suede brush by Benchmark has an easy use wooden handle. This brush is perfect for use on both suede and nubuck shoes. It will loosen any dirt on your shoes and then rub the area with the suede brush to remove any remaining residue.
We hope that you have enjoyed this round up of the best waterproofing products on the market this Autumn. Getting a new pair of shoes can be incredibly exciting, however, be sure to take the time to protect your investment and care for your shoes properly to ensure you get the best lifespan out of them that you can. If you are interested in any of our shoe care products, take a look at our full Lunar product range here. If you have any other queries about our products please do not hesitate to contact us today and one of our friendly shoe advisors will get back to you as soon as they can!