When softening leather shoes, it is important to know what type of leather you are working with. There are some leathers that cannot be cleaned with commercial products. Leather that has not been waterproofed goes hard in the rain, and is best kept dry at all times.
Leather needs to be brushed clean, then dried with a cloth. Some leather softeners, such as waxes, oils and alcohol, can make the material patchy by clogging the paws. These leathers require a generous coating of commercial leather conditioner to soften them. Some home methods for leather accessories use coconut oil, alcohol and waxes, such as Vaseline. These should be used sparingly as they can cause discoloring.Learn More
Steel-toe caps and inserts can be purchased online through safety equipment vendors such as Steel-Toe-Shoes, Northern Safety & Industrial or The Working Person's Store, and through retail and auction websites, including eBay and Amazon. Steel-toe caps are available locally at home-improvement centers and safety-equipment stores.Full Answer >
There are a variety of products and methods to waterproof boots, but one simple method requires rubbing pure beeswax on slightly warmed boots and removing the excess. This method uses one ingredient and takes approximately one hour to complete.Full Answer >
A shoe with a B width is narrower than the same shoe with a C width. Width sizing is alphabetical and can range from 2A to 7E.Full Answer >
Nike shoe sizes tend to run on the small side. It is advisable for shoppers purchasing Nikes to add at least a half-size to the size they normally purchase.Full Answer >