Shoe Care

Cleaning Tips

Here are some tips to keep your Yellow Box shoes in optimal condition.

  • Avoid leaving your shoes in hot vehicles, under excessive moisture, and under direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
  • Our handcrafted decorative stones and jewels may come loose from normal wear-and-tear. We may be able to help you replace them depending on stock. Please contact us at to see how we can help.
  • Regularly clean dirt from your leather, suede, cowhair, and canvas materials. See below for tips on how to keep your shoes in top condition.


  • Dampen a microfiber or soft cloth with a mixture of water and moisturizing soap.
  • Rub your leather lightly without completely soaking it.
  • Wipe off the soap with a fresh, damp cloth. Make sure you do not put your leather directly under water.
  • Dry completely with a cloth or towel.
  • Treat your leather with a leather conditioner to keep it soft and pliable.


  • Use a protectant spray for suede products on your new shoes before wearing if possible. This will protect your suede shoes from water damage and future stains.
  • Store your suede shoes in breathable storage bags or pillowcases. Avoid plastic bags when storing suede.
  • Keep your suede away from direct sunlight to prevent color fading.
  • If your suede gets wet, soak up as much moisture as possible with a clean towel and leave it to air dry. Do not use a direct heat source such as a hair dryer to speed up the process. After it dries, use a soft bristle brush to restore the fibers.
  • Gently use a nail file to remove dried mud and light scuff marks from your suede shoes. A soft bristle brush also works.
  • Remove oil stains by rubbing talcum powder or cornmeal directly on the spot. Wait several hours for the stain to soak. Brush off the powder and repeat as necessary.
  • Major stains will need professional care. Take your suede to someone who specializes in leather and suede care.

Patent Leather

  1. Brush off dirt and debris from in between the stitching with a soft bristle brush.
  2. Wash your patent leather with a mixture of mild soap and water.
  3. Use a microfiber or soft cloth to wipe down the inside and outside of the shoe. Allow the patent leather to dry completely. Do not use a direct heat source.
  4. You can also apply leather conditioner to patent leather. This will protect the material and keep it soft and pliable for maximum comfort
  5. Polish your patent leather to protect it from grime and water damage.

For more care and cleaning information please contact us at