Smooth Leather Shoe Care Guide

If you own a pair of leather shoes, chances are it is smooth leather. Also known as calfskin leather, it is the most commonly used leather by leather craftsmen. Follow our guide below to learn how to take care and preserve the life of your precious smooth leather shoes with the reputable Saphir’s range of products.

Suede & Nubuck Shoe Care Guide

In this guide, we will display to you a full suede or nubuck care guide which includes washing and cleaning with a suede shampoo and water. Nevertheless, depending on your shoes condition and how dirty it is, solely brushing to remove dirt and stains is perfectly fine too.

Shell Cordovan Shoe Care Guide

Cordovan leather has a very high oil content compared to other leathers. This means that using the right products to take care of Cordovan is extremely important and crucial to prevent any unwanted damages to it. Use the Saphir Médaille d'Or Cordovan that has been specially formulated for Cordovan leather to prevent the leather from drying out.

Exotic Leather Shoe Care Guide

Exotic leather like crocodile or alligator skins are generally very durable, but they do require regular conditioning in order to prevent them from drying out and having their scales crack. You can either use the Saphir Beauté du Cuir Reptan or Saphir Médaille d'Or Reptile Cream to deeply nourish these leathers.

Patent Leather Shoe Care Guide

Patent leather is made using calf or cow leather that has been covered with a layer of polyurethane varnish, making it generally easy to take care of it. The recommended product to clean and recolour scratches on patent leather is the Saphir Beauté du Cuir Vernis Rife.

Coated Fabric Bag Care Guide

This may come as a shock to many but coated fabric is actually cotton canvas coated with Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC). This means that coated fabric bags are not your typical leather bags as they are not made using leather. Follow our guide to learn a few tips and tricks to preserve the quality and life of your bags.

Grain Leather Bag Care Guide

The grain side refers to the smooth, textured grained surface of the outer side of the leather. Use Saphir's smooth leather care range of products to preserve and enhance the life of your grain leather bag.