Supplies Needed:

A bowl of water, hard bristled toothbrush, cloth, saddle soap, horsehair brush, leather conditioner, and Fresh Flow Shoe Trees

  1. Remove shoelaces and set aside
  2. Insert Fresh Flow Shoe Trees into shoes or boots
  3. Brush off dirt and debris with soft bristled brush (preferably horsehair). Make sure to get into all gaps and crevasses
  4. Dip cloth into the water then into saddle soap and work soap into a lather
    1. Saddle soap contains a mild soap in addition to leather conditioning and softening ingredients like lanolin, beeswax, and oils
  5. With horsehair brush covered in saddle soap and water, lightly scrub surfaces of leather shoe in circular motion
    1. Before the first application, test any new cleaning agent in an inconspicuous area of the shoe to ensure there is no discoloration or ill effects on the leather 
    2. If you don’t have saddle soap, you can use white toothpaste (avoid gels, paste with color, and those with a strong odor)
    3. For larger boots, section into 4-5 main areas and clean one area at a time
  1. Cover a workspace with a large rag, towel, or newspaper and set down shoes
  2. After every application, wipe off saddle soap with dry, clean cloth
  3. If dirt remains in any area, reapply saddle soap and wipe off after a minute of circular scrubbing. Use a toothbrush or paint brush to work soap into tight crevasses
  4. Once the shoe is completely cleaned with saddle soap, re-wipe full shoe with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue
  5. Let dry 15-20 minutes
  6. Apply leather conditioner to a dry cloth (or use fingers) to rub into shoe leather. Cover the shoe with a thin layer of conditioner (warning: all conditioners will darken leather)
  7. Pay special attention to any areas that will flex and bend during shoe use
  8. Let dry for two hours after wiping away all residue 

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