bussola Leather Shoes Caring Instructions

Traveling with you as you explore your world, a pair of bussola is an investment worth protecting. With correct care, a pair of quality leather shoes will adapt to your gait, providing you with personalized comfort and reflecting your individuality.

Regular maintenance will ensure both longevity and continued comfort as you travel with your bussola. We produce a wide range of leather footwear, with each style requiring specialized care. By following our maintenance and storage guidelines, the quality and durability of your footwear can be maintained with ease. 

 

General maintenance and storage guidelines:

  1. Regularly polish with natural leather shoe polish.
  2. To avoid fading and staining, store in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
  3. When in storage, wrap in a dust bag to avoid scratching.
  4. Dark and light colored shoes should be stored separately, as dark leather can leave marks and blemishes on light leather when kept in close proximity.  
  5. Shoes should be kept away from excessive heat to protect surface oils and conserve surface luster.
  6. If your shoes become wet, wipe the surface with a soft cloth, stuff the shoes with a ball of paper to absorb moisture and leave to dry naturally.
  7. Avoid using solvents or detergents on your shoes.

 

Maintenance guidelines for individual styles: 

  • Nevada Calfskin Leather 

Semi-chrome tanned Nevada calfskin leather is hand painted and polished twice over to create a smooth and delicate finish with a pearly shine. For the best results follow these three steps:

Firstly, wipe the surface of the leather with a clean, dry cloth. 

Secondly, use a cotton cloth dampened with a small amount of transparent shoe cream to evenly coat the surface of the leather. Wait for the shoe cream to dry.

Thirdly, polish the leather with a dry cloth.

 

  • Buffalo Leather

Our buffalo leather is vegetable tanned and painted and polished by hand. Buffalo leather has a distinct, slightly rough texture. For the best results follow these three steps:

Firstly, wipe the surface of the leather with a clean, dry cloth.

Secondly, use a cotton cloth dampened with a small amount of transparent shoe cream to evenly coat the surface of the leather. Wait for the shoe cream to dry.

Thirdly, polish with a dry cloth. 

 

  • Olympia Wash Cow Leather

American hide Olympia wash cow leather has a distinctive wash color.

Simply clean the surface of the leather with a clean cotton cloth. Avoid using shoe cream as it may alter the original color of the leather.

 

  • Silvana Waxy Cow Leather

Waxy cow leather has a natural texture with a waxy sheen. The durable, natural finish is less prone to scratching and scuffing. For the best results follow these instructions:

Firstly, wipe the surface of the leather with a clean, dry cloth.

Secondly, use a cotton cloth dampened with a small amount of transparent shoe cream to evenly coat the surface of the leather. Wait for the shoe cream to dry.

Thirdly, polish with a dry cloth.

After continuous bending or pulling, the leather may suffer from the pull-up effect, whereby the leather loses its even color. To even out the color use a hair dryer and gently blow on the leather to restore a uniform color.

 

  • Silk Cow Suede

For the best results follow these instructions:

Brush regularly to remove dust and dirt from the surface of the leather.

For more serious stains and blemishes, use a pencil eraser to gently wipe away marks.

After cleaning the surface of the leather, you may use a water repellent spray to protect the leather from future harm.