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Shoe Care

Your Barker shoes will give you long and faithful service providing you follow these simple rules:

1. Always clean regularly with a brush or damp cloth to remove all traces of dirt before applying a good quality shoe cream or polish of the correct colour. (Barker shoe care kits contain all the necessary equipment in neat travel cases.

2. Never dry wet shoes near fire, radiators or hot pipes. Good leather deserves good treatment and slow natural drying is always best.

3. To keep shoes in perfect shape we recommend the use of shoe trees and a shoe horn.

Suede Shoes – remove all dirt when dry and brush up the nap using a stiff bristle suede brush. Stains can be removed with a suede solvent cleaner and smooth patches restored with fine sandpaper.

Kid Shoes – or other lightweight leathers should be polished with a good neutral or coloured shoe cream.

Nubuck Leather Shoes – wipe clean with a cloth dipped in slightly soapy warm water.

Patent Leather Shoes – clean with a damp cloth or use a recommended patent leather spray or cream.

Calf Aniline Shoes – to develop a rich and lasting guardsman’s finish polish regularly with a quality polish of matching colour, this will maintain the aniline dye finish of the superior Calf skins used by Barkers.