I often encounter such clients, leather surface of shoes they bring in for repair is a little wet and cracked, and then they suspect that our leather is not natural.
Honestly, due to fact that leather is genuine leather, its water resistance is poor, otherwise why do I always recommend airing and drying shoes before storing them.
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Before trying to wear leather shoes, you must also face this situation when wearing athletic shoes. When washing shoes in rain, if they are not cleaned and dried in time, inside of shoes will become moldy and damp, and sole will tear due to prolonged wetting.
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In fact, same applies to leather shoes, especially those made of genuine leather, which require special attention. I can tell you in detail from following aspects.
First of all, skin is first thing people pay attention to. When it is soaked in water, leather is easily damaged, even if it is dried, oil on upper is lost. If this continues for a long time, internal structure of skin will be broken, causing it to dry out and wrinkle.
Secondly, mold is easy to find inside leather shoes. If leather shoes are stuck together, this will most likely cause leather shoes to open due to water intrusion.
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Like many leather shoes in our family, in order to make them more durable and not split, they are all sewn with Blake internal thread technology, with exception of some fabrics that are difficult to process.
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But it is worth noting that it is impossible to step on water when sewing shoes by hand, and its internal seams will also become fragile due to participation of water, which will lead to breakage.
Ultimately, since you're wearing leather shoes, try to avoid rain as much as possible. If an emergency cannot be avoided, you must deal with it in time by getting wet in water. First, clean stains on shoes, and then use absorbent paper to absorb moisture inside and outside of shoes. After drying, place it in a ventilated place to dry with a hair dryer. To make leather shoes look more sheer, you can apply shoe polish after drying, and then use a shoe last to support shape.
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So it's not that good leather shoes should have unique advantages, their comfort and durability are innate conditions. But whether it is durable or not, it still depends on how you care for it and maintain it every day.