What did you get for Christmas?

What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2015 has come and gone. Many of us had some delightful gathering with loved ones and for some of us, Boxing Day Sales just got better!

Santa was very kind to me this year as I unwrapped a beautiful pair of grey suede shoes. But this wasn’t quite enough for me as I scoured the shops for more fine shoes during the Boxing Day Sales. I was fortunate enough to pick up a couple of fine black and light brown leather shoes from my favourite shoe store.

I have always been the type of guy who just wore his favourite shoes as much as possible until it disintegrated and fell apart. So, keeping these leather shoes as good as new and as long as possible is paramount for me. Now, the pressure is on to make sure I keep my new shoes in tip-top condition and, at the same time, demonstrate the awesome value and utility of the leather care products we have at LittleLusso!

I am going to share with you just how I do that. I’ll be sharing the step-by-step over the coming months through blog posting here, giving you the do’s and don’ts, taking you on the journey of shoe care. Hopefully you can pick up some tips and keep your favourite shoes in the best way you want it.


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Care Guides

Make sure you're armed with the right advice to maximise the use of your leather cleaning and conditioning products, download your very own user guide below.

Apple Brand Leather Cleaner          
Apple Brand Leather Care (Conditioner)
Apple Garde Rain & Stain Repellent

Leather Milk No. 1 Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 2 Cleaner
Leather Milk No. 3 Water Protectant
Leather Milk No. 4 Car Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 5 Furniture Conditioner
Saphir Shoe Care Guide     
Saphir Ultimate Shine Guide

In the meantime, some general rules on leather care and protection.





1. Cleaning

Regular leather cleaning prevents the build-up of dust, dirt, mildew and bacteria. Use your clean fingertip to gently rub out the scratch as the natural oils from your skin will remove most small scratches. To remove dirt, grime or surface residue, use a soft damp cloth. Gently rub for removal. For a deeper clean, use a cleaner to help preserve the natural lubricating oils instead of stripping them. Cleaning is an irreversible process and therefore, thorough consideration should be made before any such attempt. Do not use coloured rags that are not dye-colourfast as the dye may come off onto your leather. 

General Leather Care Guide

2. Maintaining

Leather, like our skins, loses suppleness in time if it is not provided with regular nourishment. Use a wax-free leather conditioner that will work on nourishing and restoring the flexibility and suppleness of your leather article. To waterproof your leather, protect it with a layer of "guard" while maintaining the leather's breathability. 

3. Storage

Leather is a natural material and should be stored in a breathable, non-plastic or non-porous container, to prevent the growth of mildew and bacteria. If you have to store it in a garment bag, make sure to keep it open for ventilation. 

Avoid at all cost: