$ 379.00 $ 425.00
Our Matteo is our semi ankle high elegant craft. This shoe is comfortable from its first wear. It is designed with a hand-punched medallion on its toe, adding a touch of visual interest, and allowing it to be worn in all types of semi-formal settings.
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Material: Italian calfskin
Lining: Italian calfskin
Color: Oxblood dark Red.
Made in Italy
3/4" stacked flat heel.
Leather insole and outsole.
Made in Italy.
HOW TO POLISH & CONDITION DON MORPHY SHOES
• Think of conditioning as moisturizer for your shoes, which will dry out over time. To prevent flaking and wrinkling, dab a dollop of conditioner on a soft cloth and rub gently all over in a circular motion.
• Choose a polish in a hue that matches your shoe. Experts generally recommend a lanoline-based beeswax polish, which will soften and protect at the same time.
• Wipe off excess polish with a soft clean cloth, and buff the shoe with—surprise!—a pair of panty hose for slick-as-a-dime shine. Well, nylon gets the job done, too.
HOW TO WEATHERPROOF DON MORPHY SHOES
• A spray-on water repellent is an essential, fool-proof way to safeguard against the elements.
• Before application, use a warm sponge to prep your shoe. The gentle heat will increase the porosity of the skin, allowing for better absorption.
• Look for "breathable", water-based repellents, which will allow excess moisture to dissipate for pliable, butter-smooth shoes.
HOW TO STORE DON MORPHY SHOES
• A quality shoe tree is a worthwhile investment. Unfinished cedar is best, because it sponges up moisture and any disagreeable odors.
• Once you're home, stuff your boot toe with butter paper, then string them up on the tree immediately.
• Regular use of a tree will maintain your shoe's original shape, and will go miles towards preventing shrinkage and creases.
SOME FINAL TIPS
• If you've been polishing your shoes for awhile, there may be residual wax build-up. Use a specialized pre-cleaner before the cleaning process outlined above.
• It may be a no-brainer, but if you've just stepped out of a shower, make sure your feet are fully dry before slipping on your shoes.
• Use a good tortoiseshell shoe-horn to ease your foot in without creasing the back—a surefire recipe for shoe breakdown.
• Every few years, head back to the boutique or trusted cobbler to re-sole your shoes, which are like the tires of your car and require regular upkeep.
• Lay your shoes on their side to dry out, if you've been unlucky enough to have been battered on by a surprise rain shower on your way home.