Lightly brush off any debris or dirt on the surface with a soft, damp cloth. Use a leather cleaner and conditioner, in that order, applying the product to a soft cloth and rubbing it onto the shoe with a circular motion. Pressure isn’t necessary—simply apply with a quick motion and the heat of the friction will infuse the product into the top grain of the leather. Be certain to cover the entire upper, including within the creases. Allow to dry and then buff off the excess with a clean, dry soft cloth.
Vegetable tanning refers to an ancient leather tanning method which uses natural elements such as oak, spruce bark, quebracho, tara pods, olive leaves, rhubarb roots or in some cases mimosa. The use of these natural tannins results in a buttery, one-of-a-kind patina.