Now that you know what not to do here is some tips on how to give the best care to your shoes.
Smooth skin must not dry out - therefore, regularly lubricate it with cream or leather grease (use a soft brush or cloth).
Start cleaning the shoes with a damp cloth or sponge and let them dry.
Then lubricate them and possibly finish polishing them with a soft cloth or brush to remove the cream residue and get a nice, glossy shoe.
Clean the shoes with a cleaning rubber pad and/or a mild soap solution that you massage in with a soft brush - do not soak the shoes, just wet it.
Wipe them off with a damp cloth and allow them to dry.
After cleaning and care, the shoe / boot should be waterproofed again.
It's super easy to deal with - and does not need to be waterproofed.
Don't throw them in the washing machine!
Instead, use a cleaning product to clean them.
If they are white, you can refresh the color with “Touch White”.
Also, remember to waterproof them to avoid wet feet.
Patent is leather that is lacquered. When you need to care for it, brush it free of dirt and wipe it with cotton wool or a cloth twisted in lukewarm water.
You can buy special products to clean your shoes or boots again if salt and mud have left their mark on your favorite shoes. If you do not own cleaning products for your footwear, you can actually remove nasty salt spots on your boots with a little lukewarm skimmed milk.
Use a cloth and dip gently. Allow the boots to dry completely before jumping into them again.