Every shoe we stock at Mikko Shoes is special in its own way. All of our shoes are leather, unless they are made
of textile or another material better suited to the purpose of the shoe. Leather is a natural product and like
skin, has a unique character. It has natural pores, scars and is finer in some areas and rougher in others –
just as nature intended. Each pair of shoes has been hand-crafted by artisans with years of experience, who
integrate modern technology with traditional techniques. One pair of shoes travels for weeks from the hand of
its maker to our hands in New Zealand; going through many processes to become what you see in store. The
majority of our shoes are made in Europe. A lot of love and care goes in to every pair of shoes and we recommend
that you also love and take care of your shoes, to ensure they stay at their best for years to come. Different
types of leather need different care. Please see our suggestions below, or contact one of our team on (09) 283
3621, or firstname.lastname@example.org
. We can assist you in using the
best products and care techniques to help you get the best results.
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Smooth leather needs ongoing moisture to keep the hide supple and nourished, just as our skin does.
Without proper care, smooth leather can become brittle which can result in scratches, marks and scuffing
that may be difficult to repair. We suggest Shoe Cream
brilliant shine, Leather Balm
for gentle care or Gel Cream
for delicate or metallic finish leathers. Remove heavier stains and freshen
up the colour of smooth leather shoes and textiles with our Ultimate
is for cleaning,
care and conditioning leather. It will
remove stubborn stains without harming the leather. Shoe Cream contains wax which provides a
wonderful shine. This solvent free product will bring back shine to all smooth leathers while
rejuvenating the colour.
is a cleansing
conditioning milk for all smooth leathers.
Particularly gentle, Leather Balm intensively conditions and moisturises leather. Leather Balm can be
applied to all smooth leather products including handbags.
is for cleaning and care of
all leathers, particularly delicate or
metallic leathers. It gently nourishes and rejuvenates and does not change the natural character of
Suede and Nubuck require different care than smooth leathers due to the plush velvet-like finish. These
leather finishes are more prone to watermarks and stains than smooth leathers so we recommend that they
are protected before wearing.
We recommend that Total
(waterproofing spray) is applied
prior to wearing new shoes to protect effectively against water, oil and dirt. The waterproofing should
be maintained by re-applying Total Protector every two to three months or as needed.
To maintain the appearance and depth of colour of suede or nubuck, we suggest using Suede Renovator
aerosol which is
pigment based spray.
A Suede/Nubuck Brush
will bring the nap, or plushness,
back to its original
appearance and help to lift light marks from the leather.
A Cleaning Block
will also erase light
stains from suede or nubuck. If you have
a heavier stain or would like to refresh the colour of your shoes, we recommend using Ultimate Cleanser
. Pony leather should be treated
the same as suede leather to protect the
‘hair-on’ aspect of the hide.
Regular application of the Patent
lotion will clean, polish and rejuvenate patent leathers.
Patent Care cream prevents patent leather from becoming brittle and polishes to a high shine.