I bought a new pair of shoes this weekend. Actually, they’re a pair of Keen sandals, but they are leather and weren’t cheap. Which got me to thinking about taking care of shoes, and how I basically don’t.
I own several pairs of shoes, most of which are, at least in part, some kind of leather. I don’t abuse them, and I rarely wear them more than one day in a row. But I could probably do more.
What are some general overall tips on shoe care that will help me keep all of my shoes – old, new, yet-to-be-bought – in the best possible shape for as long as is practical? How often do I need to polish – or is polish a mug’s game? Should I really get cedar inserts for them?