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We furbish up!

are Winter not only coldest season. It also the most dangerous season... for our footwear. It is enough to walk several times down the street in a new obuvka as it instantly loses a look. Alas, from it not to get to anywhere - salt not salt on the road, and all the same - the chemistry making direct impact on skin. Therefore our task if not to keep footwear in general - it, in principle, is possible, only if not to carry it at all then to prolong the term of its service for the maximum term.


Shoe knowledge

Of course, that whose foot walks are limited to several steps - from a limousine door to doors of office - it is possible to offer modern fashionable galoshes. They are thin, elastic and are put on a boot as a sock on a leg. But - is closer to a protection subject.

we Will begin

with purchase. Avoid to acquire footwear from thin skin. It is very simple to define it: such obuvka easily forms microcracks around rise. These cracks actively absorb salt, and the footwear begins to collapse quickly.

it is regularly and correctly necessary to look after footwear. Especially in cold to the oseena - the winter period. Footwear, including suede and nubuck, it is necessary to clean as often as possible. That is, to wipe after each return home from fresh stratification of salt and at least two times a week very carefully to polish different means. The easiest way - cleaning by special cream. It is desirable, expensive - only expensive cream provide to skin not only gloss, but also a protective layer. By the way, dear men! As for your footwear - not ultrafashionable, but usual, the best security measure usual domestic shoe polish! Cream should be applied with a uniform layer, and some time is the best of all to take footwear, having allowed cream to be absorbed in skin. And only then already to begin to furbish up.

From suede and nubuck footwear needs to clean off dirt carefully: in it there can be parts of liquid and solid deicing reagents. Brushes for such obuvka need to be bought special. They are rubber - to a different profile of the cleaning fibers - and from a bristle. But the brush should not be wet or even damp at all! Water “will only “help“ salts and dirt to be absorbed deeply in skin. At the strong pollution, a dry brush which are not giving in the suede footwear needs to be taken over steam, and then to clean a special brush. If the suede footwear is strongly polluted, then it is cleaned soap water with liquid ammonia addition. After cleaning it is desirable to process suede a water-repellent preparation.

Nubuck needs to be cleaned a special eraser. In case the formed spots are not erased, it is possible to use accurately a special emery paper with very small abrasive. And already then to impregnate footwear with special structure for suede or nubuck. It is possible to buy “Salamander“ checked by time, it is possible - its more expensive and modern analogs.

Zhirovanny nubuck - from usual it differs in constantly wet type of a surface - it is possible to wash, but is accurate also with soap. And after the footwear will dry out, to impregnate it with special structure, best everything avstro - the German means of “Kollonil“. But it is possible to use similar structures from “Kiwi“, “Panch“, “Buffalo“, “Boston“ or “Twist“. By the way, all these firms make both cream, and a brush for usual leather footwear, for suede, etc.

we Will tell

to moisture - “stop“!

Cannot put footwear to dry on the battery - skin will sit down or will crack. Not at once, but all the same - any compulsory drying of footwear only to the detriment. Boots and boots have to dry independently, at the room temperature there is, so much, how many it is required.

One more trouble destroying footwear from within - moisture. Besides that boots or boots begin to smell - in wet footwear of a leg freeze even at low, but above-zero temperature quicker. But if from a smell it is possible easily will get rid, having wiped footwear with the cotton wool moistened in hydrogen peroxide from within, then it is more difficult to fight against a source of moisture.

Unfortunately, the few know that in the conditions of the Russian winter it is impossible to buy the sewed footwear and footwear with the stitched sidewalls and a sole. It - not an element of design, but impressive feature. The seam is tens of miniholes which are perfectly passing the moisture which is formed when thawing snow and ice. Such footwear can be made waterproof if to grease it several times along seams with linseed or castor oil, and also mix from equal parts of wax and fat. Such protection should be resumed from time to time: it will be washed in time socks and cleanings.

the Varnished footwear should be wiped with the rag moistened in milk from time to time. The grown dull places can be wiped with the cut bulb, and then to polish with a soft dry rag. That the varnished footwear was not jarred on, it should be oiled sometimes vaseline, glycerin or castor.


A here to provide absolute protection for long term, it is the best of all to buy fat of the Kollonil brand, only consider that it is very expensive. The only lack of fat - its dullness. Therefore from time to time the footwear all the same should be cleaned cream - directly on fat: to the last nothing will be! Even in the conditions of wet Moscow winter of three processings by fat during the season - more than it is enough.

For a python and a crocodile

Especially needs to protect expensive footwear from the real leather of a python or a crocodile. It needs be not to cleaned cream - it will close natural skin pores, and the footwear will cease to breathe, not to mention the lost appearance, - and to cover with protective structure from spray.

Separate article - valeny and felt footwear. That is valenoks and boots which called farewell, youth earlier!. Valenoks and felt boots if they very dirty, it is necessary to wash up properly (it is only necessary to consider that the footwear can sit down), and, having dried up to clean a rigid brush or a fine-grained skin.

And for those who want to save, or do not attach to appearance of footwear great value, can offer domestic vegetable oil or any animal or cod-liver oil. Wet cotton wool, wipe boots, let`s them dry: Not really beautifully? But it is practical.

Several councils to those who mean competent use of protective equipment by a practicality. Upon purchase read instructions! In them it has to be in detail specified for what types of footwear and even for what types of skin this or that structure is suitable. In recent years the breathing footwear with special membranes is very popular. For it and cream is necessary special - usual will just hammer micropores of membranes.

A still it is desirable for p to have at itself or at work a small porolonovy brush. Only - if the speech about winter - not Chinese! The Chinese brushes contain structure on a glyceric basis: glycerin is very quickly dissolved and just will not rescue from moisture. The Russian brushes it is better, but they very quickly lose the properties: “charging“ comes to an end.

So do not save

- buy the European products. The same “Kiwi“, for example. The structure of these brushes contains fat. So they, at least for a short time, but will protect from water and salts and will add to footwear gloss and a well-groomed look.