Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David
I was so close to title this Leather Monochrome or How to Keep Your White Leather Clean & Pristine, but even I knew that would’ve been a mouthful and a half. As the working title would suggest, I’m going to share with you guys a few tips to keep your white leather items looking almost like new at all times.
1. Regular spot clean. There is no magic answers to how to keep your whites clean, you simply get your hands dirty and clean them. I do this almost every time after they’ve been worn. If you don’t have the time and patience, then I’d suggest doing it every other wear. Your shoe care kit doesn’t need to be elaborate – I personally have a toothbrush stolen from one of my hotel stays and a bag of trainer wipes I bought from eBay for cheap, combining both of which works a treat.
2. Prevention is key. Common sense really – don’t wear white leather (or white of any kinds for that matter) if you’re going to partake in a paintball fight or board the tube because, speaking from experience, residents of London don’t give two fucks about your new, clean, shiny shoes. Trust me.
3. Store them out of sunlight. If you want to go that extra mile, store your (especially white) leather shoes away from direct sunlight when you are not wearing them. I believe this is the case for most people anyway, otherwise find a new storage space for your shoes as this will help prolong your efforts in maintaining the whiteness and considerably delay the yellowing process.
I hope you have picked up a couple of tips and tricks from this post in keeping your white leather clean and pristine, in fact, feel free to comment below if you have one or two of your own to share! 我希望你在这张帖子学到如何保护你爱鞋，如果你有啥家传秘方的话请在留言板上慷慨给大家分享啦！