Vincenzo

$ 349.00

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Style:  Derby
Sole:    Leather
Color:   Brown
Construction:  Blake
Line:  Seasonal Line
Material: Italian Calf Skin
Made: Made in Italy
Design: Don Morphy Designed

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These stunning lace-ups make a refined addition to any well-considered look. Made from Italian calf leather, these versatile brown shoes are constructed with a flexible and lightweight Blake stitch and feature a rounded nose, full leather heel, sole and lining.

 
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.  

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