Shoe Care Nubuck

How to care for Nubuck leather
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The key to keeping nubuck in top shape is preventative maintenance. Before you wear the shoes, protect them with a water and stain repellent designed specifically for nubuck. As soon as you notice that water is no longer beading up, spray them again.
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Use a plastic or rubber-tipped brush regularly to restore the nap and remove surface dirt before it sets in. Be gentle brushing nubuck. It is softer than suede and is easily damaged.
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If you get a stain on nubuck, try to remove it immediately with a solvent-based cleaner made specifically for the material. Oil absorbing blocks are also available. These blocks abrade the leather to bring back the nap and remove stains. Use a less aggressive block with nubuck because of its more delicate nature. If you have a serious stain, you might be better off taking the shoe to your shoe repair professional.
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When it comes to leather shoes in general, never stow away dirty shoes. Remember to remove the laces before cleaning and brushing your shoes. After removing the laces, remove any dirt from the leather. Average dirt levels require only brushing while very dirty shoes must be treated with custom (for specific leather type) cleaning products developed specifically for shoes. This type of product can be found in well-assorted shoe stores.
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Again, the nubuck is unprotected except for protective sprays that can be applied to the leather, so you should be careful where and when you wear nubuck shoes…gardening in them is certainly not recommended!