WORN TO PERFECTION
CARE BY MATERIAL
SMOOTH OR GRAIN COWHIDE
A cream shoe polish will protect your leather’s smooth finish.
Prevent water spots and oil stains with Scotchgard™ protector. Simply spray on and allow two hours to dry. We recommend two applications for first-time use, then weekly or monthly treatments depending on how often the footwear is worn.
DEERSKIN AND MOOSEHIDE
Choose a delicate leather cream to clean and preserve your leather’s soft, supple texture.
A mild detergent (Woolite™ not recommended) or hair shampoo with cool water can be used to spot clean. For difficult spots, use a soft brush. Hand-blot as much moisture as possible, then dry away from direct sunlight or heat to preserve the natural oils.
Submerging sheepskin may shrink your leather and matt the hair; however, after a few wearings, the sheepskin will stretch back to its original size.
The natural oils and attributes of leather cause laces to easily untie. Tips to keep them laced:
- Once your footwear is broken in, adjust your lacing to a perfect fit, then soak the bow (not the whole shoe) in water. Let them dry naturally, shrinking the leather slightly, and your laces will remain tied.
- You can also apply a small drop of superglue underneath your bow’s knot for extra security.
- Click here to see a demonstration for a double knot that adds double the hold for your laces.
Minnetonka footwear grows more comfortable with wear, and as with most classics, a little patina only adds to their timelessness. But while their style will always endure, an essential component to their longevity is proper care. Thus we’ve compiled a list of a few tricks of the trade (at left) to help you maintain your favorites, adding years to their life and insuring that they're worn to perfection.