1. Weatherproofing - 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.
2. Shoe Trees - Cedar trees help prevent the leather from drying out and the outsole (both leather & rubber) from deteriorating.
3. Wet Shoes - 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.
4. Conditioner - 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.
5. Sole Savers - 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.
6. Cleaner - Use a soft-bristled brush or cotton cloth to wipe away dirt and scuffs. Apply a leather cleaner such as Lincon E-Z Cleaner for Suede and Nubuck leathers and Lexol Leather Cleaner for smooth leathers. Let your shoes dry away