A pair of really great leather shoes truly are an investment piece. They look stunning and, with the right care, will absolutely stand the test of time in terms of both quality and style. However, even with all precautions taken, accidents do happen, and sometimes your precious leather shoes or boots can be left with unsightly scruffs or scratches on the surface.

If this has happened to you – do not fear! There are actually a whole range of methods you can try yourself at home to help clean and repair marks from your leather shoes.

So, first things first…

Clean the leather shoes

Before trying any of these methods, you first need to ensure your shoes are properly cleaned. Begin by brushing your shoes to get rid of any accumulated dirt or mud, then go over the shoe with a clean, damp cloth to clean away any further stains. Always be sure to leave the shoes to fully air dry before you begin to repair them.

Removing smaller scuffs from your leather shoes

If you’re dealing with a smaller scuff on your shoes, there are a number of at-home treatments and ‘quick fix’ methods you can use. With all of these methods, we would always recommend spot testing a small, discreet (where possible) area of your shoe beforehand, to ensure the product works well with your specific colour and type of leather.

Treat and protect your shoes

Following all of these tips, we would recommend treating your leather footwear with a leather specific cream such as the Dasco Waxed Leather Cream. This will help clean, nourish and revive your shoes, giving you that new shoe feeling for longer. After this, a leather protector spray such as the Dasco Protector Spray will help keep your shoes and boots safe from any future wear and tear.

For further ways to keep your much-loved shoes looking and feeling fantastic for longer, be sure to explore the full shoe care collection at Moda in Pelle.

Don’t forget, our customer service and repair team are here to help! Get in touch by contacting us at Our team are here to assist or repair your shoes!

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