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Care and Maintenance Guide

We spend a lot of money on our dance shoes so we need to treat them well.  Dance shoes require more maintenance than our day to day shoes.  When storing your dance shoes, ensure that they are placed in their dance bag, kept clean and if necessary for maintenance eg. new suede sole or stitching, taken to a shoe shop.

Leather Shoes
 
Polish your shoes once a week.  Clean with a damp cloth to remove all traces of dirt. You can use a thin layer of cream or wax polish to preserve the leather and to keep your shoes looking good.
 
Suede Soles
 
Your shoes, over time, do pick up small amounts of dirt, moisture & oils off the floor which can cause you to slip and skid and, therefore it is necessary to maintain the soles by brushing them using a specifically designed brush for this purpose – available under Accessories.
When using your suede shoe brush, brush the suede sole in one direction, toe to heel.
 
Suede Shoes
 
Remove dirt with an old toothbrush or suede brush.  Stains may be removed by using suede shampoo.  Apply the suede dressing in the morning so that your shoes have time to dry and before the evening brush the suede front to back.
 
Nubuck Shoes
 
Clean the shoes with a cloth dipped in slightly soapy warm water.  Then use the care tips for suede shoes.
 
Patent Leather Shoes
 
Clean with a damp cloth, dry and then apply patent dressing. Shine with a soft cloth. Use patent dressing on these types of shoes, never use leather polish.
 
Satin Shoes
 
Clean with a dry cloth.  Do not use shoe polish or nail polish remover.