Your Nisolos were weather-treated in Peru. However, we suggest also using Kiwi Boot Protector for smooth leather and Kiwi Suede Protector for Nu-buck and Suede leather. These can be applied every couple of months to ensure that the elements don't wear on your shoes too much.
We recommend using cedar shoe trees to help prevent the leather on your shoes from drying out. Shoe trees also help diminish creasing on the top of your shoes caused by walking
Towel dry any water that you can right away. Then stuff the inside of your shoes with newspaper or a towel to pull the moisture from the inside. Let your Nisolos dry slowly at room temperature. Follow up with leather cleaner and conditioner once dry.
Use a soft-bristled brush or cotton cloth to wipe away dirt and scuffs. Apply a leather cleaner such as Saddle Soap or Blackrock Leather 'N' Rich Cleaner and Conditioner for smooth leathers. For Suede and Nubuck leathers use Lincoln EZ Cleaner and a Nubuck brush
Use a damp cloth to apply the conditioner in a circular motion, let sit for a few minutes and wipe with a clean, dry cloth. We suggest using Lexol leather conditioner every 3 months. We recommend using Meltonian Polish for smooth leather. The polish colors we suggest are: Cordovan for Brandy, Black for Noir, and Cream for all other smooth leathers.
For increased longevity, apply rubber sole savers. If the rubber heel cap or leather on the soles wears down considerably, we suggest taking your Nisolos to a shoe repair shop to have them replaced.
Vegetable tanned leather is known to last for generations with proper care. We recommend following the steps below to keep your Nisolo Travel products looking their best.
Use a soft-bristled brush or cotton cloth to wipe away dirt. Apply a leather cleaner, such as Skidmore’s Leather Cream, to your vegetable tanned leather products.
Apply conditioner, such as Chamberlain's Leather Care Liniment No. 1, to a soft cloth and rub thoroughly and evenly onto leather surface. Gently buff after a brief drying time.
Use waterproofing spray, cream or wax, such as Kiwi Waterproofing Spray, to protect your travel collection from the elements.
Brass is a beautiful material that may need a little love from time to time. Some prefer the aged, patina look.
If you lean towards the bright and shiny look, follow the steps below for instant renewed shine to your brass Nisolo piece for years to come.
In a small bowl, mix 1 part water and 1 part lemon juice.
Soak desired brass piece in mixed solution for 5 min.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Dry immediately and completely with a soft rag.