How to Keep Your Shoes Shining

Rana Cheikha Shoes
Caring for your Rana Cheikha Shoes

So you’ve already invested in your first, or fifth!, creation by Rana Cheikha and are looking for the best practices to keep your handmade shoes in tip-top condition and on how to take care of your leather boots? Look no further, as we’ve collected the simplest and easiest ways to make sure your shoes will not only last longer, but age beautifully as well. 

First off, keep in mind that natural leather products may change through wear. They develop their own unique personality as they age, which is what makes them unique to you. Rana Cheikha shoes made of natural leathers (primarily calfskin leather) and different types of leather that may have their own individual natural markings and characteristics. The leathers are carefully checked to ensure that they are of the highest quality and only use tanneries who supply top quality ethically sourced leather.

If you want to know how to clean leather shoes when they are not on your feet, follow our simple care & maintenance tips below to keep them in top condition:

  • It is a good idea to clean your shoes regularly with a soft brush and leather polish or commercial shoe cleaner. Although this can be done every few weeks, it is recommended to at least brush your shoes after every wear to prevent dust and dirt particles from accumulating.
  • Every so often, or when you feel the leather is feeling dry, you can also rub them with a shoe conditioner. This will leave your shoes soft and supple. You can also use a shoe cream that will add moisture. The difference is that the conditioner is absorbed by the leather while the cream adds a top layer that polishes and adds colour.
  • Keep your shoes out to dry with a filler (you can use the paper fill that that will be in your shoes if you do not have a shoe tree or shoe horn), and then pack them away from light and dust (preferably in their shoe box or the provided dust bags). This will help to reduce moisture accumulated from the foot and also help hold the shape of the shoe when they are not worn.
  • Extreme heat or dampness is not recommended, but if your shoes do get wet, dry them as soon as possible to prevent the leather from staining. If your shoes do get overly wet use newspapers to stuff the shoes into shape and then dry them indoors. You can choose to place them near to a space heater or fan, but make sure to keep ample distance. Once they are dry, you can remove the newspapers, replace the insoles and pack as recommended with your regular shoe filler.

As you already may know, every product under the Rana Cheikha label has been individually handcrafted and assembled by the expert hands of artisans in the industry. This enables the brand to create the best shoes possible that will ensure comfort for your feet.

At the end of the day, whether you’re in a pair of high heels, slides or flat leather shoes, enjoy them, wear them well, and with a little love and care, they will last a lifetime.

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