Shining Results for Brush Off Leather Shoes

Polished brush off leather shoes
Looking at shoes for a special occasion? High-gloss brush off leather shoes certainly offer an elegant touch, but their maintenance isn’t always straightforward. Here are a few tips and tricks.

Brush off leather is a type of smooth leather. During the production process, the leather is rolled, smoothed and then polished. The result? A high-gloss silky shine that looks both elegant and high-end – the perfect look for evening wear. Brush off leather has all the advantages of smooth leather and more. The solid smooth surface isn’t as prone to gathering dust and dirt and that makes cleaning easier.

Blisters from Brush off Leather Shoes – You Have to Wear Them In

Rolling the leather during the production process makes it harder than other types of leather and thus, more prone to cracking. The best way to prevent this is to wear in the shoes so the material will gradually get softer and fit better to your foot. Applying STRETCH foam beforehand makes things even easier. Spray the foam onto stiff points before putting on your shoes. 1909 CRÈME DE LUXE nourishes and softens the material even further, whilst also refreshing the colour. Remove any excess polish with the 1909 POLISHING BRUSH and your shoes will shine like new.

Brush off Leather Requires Special Waterproofing

Brush off leather has excellent temperature-balancing qualities and allows moisture to escape from the shoe. However, due to the smoothed surface, it’s not as water resistant as other types of smooth leather. The material requires a particular type of waterproofing that both protects and cares for the leather. Use a waterproofing spray that contains wax and nourishes the leather such as 1909 SUPREME WAX. Once the spray has dried, polish your shoes with a soft cotton towel.

Applicable Products



Stretch foam

100 ml (€8.50 / 100 ml)
Special foam. Stretches tight spots in shoes.

1909 Supreme Wax

High quality care and waterproofing spray

200 ml (€6.48 / 100 ml)
High quality care and waterproofing spray enriched with precious waxes and oils. It protects and cares for fine, waxed, grained smooth leathers as well as treated leathers. It gives a soft texture. Sp...

1909 Crème de Luxe

High-gloss cream

100 ml (€10.95 / 100 ml)
Natural waxes and oils protect and pamper smooth and high gloss leathers. It nourishes leather and intensively revives colours. For a perfect shine and texture for different colours. (Please note that...

1909 Fine polishing brush

Polishing brush

Fine polishing brush with natural goat's hair. Finest and softest bristles provide smooth and gleaming surfaces. The perfect tool for the perfect finishing touch.

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