$ 349.00 $ 379.00
Style: Double Monks.
Line: Seasonal Line
Material: Italian Calf Skin
Made: Made in Italy
Design: Don Morphy Designed
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Palma is the perfect double monk strap hand painted round toe to bring strong contrast to your outfit. It's design and finish is simplistic making them an easy shoe to wear with loud patterns. Crafted on our Palma last, the Palma features Bologna-Blake construction, providing a lightweight and more flexible shoe.
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.