How to Care for and Store Your Shoes

Thank you for choosing Paul Fredrick! We know you’re going to love your new purchase.

Always read the care and content label to determine how to care for your shoes. This is especially important because your shoes may have different care instructions than those detailed here.
In order to get the longest life from your Paul Fredrick shoes, we recommend following these instructions, depending on the relevant material.


Cleaning and Storing Your Shoes 

Leather/Suede: If your shoes are made of leather or suede, they must be cleaned by a leather care professional only.

Store the shoes in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat, with moisture-absorbing cedar shoe trees to prevent leather cracking and permanent creasing.

Do not allow your shoes to become overly soiled between professional cleanings, as they may become impossible to restore. If leather becomes heavily soiled, use a mild application of Ivory soap on a damp cloth, wipe off, and allow to dry. Then apply a leather conditioner.

Keep suede garments cleaner between professional cleanings by removing dust with a dry sponge.

Never use any type of cleaner that contains an acid or a detergent, which are damaging to fine leather and will age the product.

When polishing shoes, use only a high-quality paste or cream that will help moisturize leather and keep it from drying out. Never use a liquid polish on leather shoes.

Always use a shoe horn when putting on shoes to prevent the back of the shoe from breaking down; never force feet into the shoes. Give shoes a rest between wearings – leather shoes should have one full day to dry out from natural foot perspiration and should not be worn on two consecutive days.


  1. Bill Fetterolf

    March 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I love your shoes, but they are so narrow. Can you offer them in a twelve WIDE soon?

  2. We appreciate hearing your feedback, Bill!

    At this time, we do not have any future plans of offering wide width in our shoes. We always strive to offer our customers the best in style, comfort, fit and value. In order to maintain those principles we continually reevaluate our size offerings. Your comments have been forwarded to our Merchandising Department and we will definitely take this suggestion into consideration when creating future shoe collections.

    If you have any questions or need further assistance, please let us know.

  3. I got an alcohol stain on a red velvet shoe I brought from Paul Fredrick’s recently and only wore it one time, if you could help me clean and care for it it would appreciate it?

  4. Murle, you may want to take your shoe to your local dry cleaner to see what they can do. If you’d rather clean it yourself, you can use a soft toothbrush to apply a very small amount of mild dish detergent mixed with water to the stain. Gently scrub the stain, making sure to keep the rest of the shoe dry, and let the shoe sit for a few minutes, then wipe the mixture away. Applying Scotch Guard to your shoes will help prevent stains from occurring in the future!

  5. These are some of the finest in quality shoes for the price and very fashionable and stylish. Keep them coming Paul Fredrick.

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