Aalmond oil

One of the intrinsic ingredients of shoe care is almond oil. The use of top-quality almond oil often makes the difference between a good and an excellent shoe care product. Moreover, it is suitable for many kinds of leather, and creates a soft and smooth look and feel.


Beeswax is a natural care ingredient with various positive characteristics that are also good for leather. It cares for the fibres of the animal skin with all of the necessary nutrients, protects it from dirt and prevents it from drying out. It is flexible and also has an impregnating effect. The leather thus remains soft and smooth for a longer time.

Ccushions of gel

High heels are not always comfortable. Several kinds of transparent gel cushions can help to prevent that burning sensation on the ball of the foot, blisters and sore heels.


People who would like to experience a fresher shoe should use a shoe deodorant. Special ingredient combinations enable deodorants to improve a shoe’s hygiene and create a pleasant scent. The feet will therefore feel refreshed, and unpleasant odours are neutralised.


The basic equipment for the perfect shoe care should include a tin or tube of cream in the appropriate leather color and an impregnation spray. For polishing, a brush for bright colors and one for dark colors as well as a soft cloth are essential.

Ffrequent change of shoes

After wearing shoes for many hours, moisture accumulates in the leather. It is therefore recommended to change shoes regularly and to give shoes a ‘break’ of 24 hours before wearing them again. This allows the leather to recover and dry out. Ideally, wooden shoe trees should also be inserted. Varying the shoes that one wears is also beneficial for the feet, ankles and muscles.


Even if you regularly brush velour leather, it may seem to become grey gradually over time. When this happens, it is time to use a color care product for velour and nubuck. Smooth leather may also experience a greying effect within the kick pleat. This may be caused by coats of wax on the leather that were not dyed with the right leather color. For these reasons, you should use color care products.


It is not particularly easy to understand which materials a shoe is made of – especially when it comes to fashionable shoes. Small pictures, which are usually depicted inside the shoe, can be very helpful. These pictograms explain which materials the sole, upper and lining are made of.



Smooth leather jackets should regularly be treated with a care lotion to infuse the leather with moisture and caring ingredients. In addition, jackets should be impregnated twice a year – at the latest after any contact with water.

Kknowledge about the environment

Búfalo products contain natural, skin‐friendly waxes, fats and oils. Moreover, the use of untreated natural raw materials is also good for the environment. Búfalo is always looking for sustainable production possibilities. By extensively using ecological and renewable raw materials – and by not using solvents – Búfalo minimises environmental harm.


Leather is made from animal skin. Using different methods and treatments, leather is preserved in a tannery, and this process produces many positive characteristics in the material. Compared to other shoe materials, leather is more elastic and stretchable. It expands and continuously adapts itself to the expansion of the foot during the day. Moreover, leather is more absorbent and breathable than, for example, artificial materials, which cause the foot to sweat.

Mmisguided treatments

There are several tips and tricks for leather care, but many of them can be more damaging than helpful. It is better not to use butter, olive oil, or banana peels, etc. to avoid causing stains or the development of mildew. Creams and cow’s milk are not suitable as care products – nor is white wine as a stain remover.

Nnew shoes

In general, it is recommend to impregnate new shoes and to treat them with a suitable shoe cream if needed. It doesn’t matter whether the shoes are made of leather or textile materials. You can thus be sure that the shoes will be well protected against dirt and wetness.

Ooutward appearance

The perfect outfit makes your day. But the perfect outfit requires the perfectly suitable pair of shoes. It is obvious that the shoes complete the outfit. Looking at somebody’s shoes says a lot about this person’s taste. Shoes should therefore always be chosen wisely and be perfectly cared for.


After using shoe cream, leather appears dull and needs to be made shiny again – with polishing. To achieve a nice shine, it is helpful to wait two or three minutes after applying the cream, and then to use a soft brush or a soft lintless cloth to gently polish the leather with light rotary movements.

Rrefeshing colors

The appearance of colors may change over time – especially when dealing with smooth leather. The pigments contained in color shoe care products revive fading colors and cover small scratches.


Rough leather is the generic term for all kinds of leathers that have undergone a grinding process on either the front or back. It is therefore characterised by a rough texture. In order to preserve this effect, the leather should be treated with a special suede brush. The designation of rough leather includes nubuck, split velour and suede.

Ttube creams

Smooth leather is a natural product and needs to be regularly cared for with nourishing creams. Regular shoe care is therefore often a must if the shoes are meant to look new for a long time. For robust leather, using shoe cream from a tin is recommended. For more sensitive, smooth leather, a cream in a tube is more appropriate.

Uuse of accessories

There are several kinds of accessories for the treatment of shoes. Natural products like wooden shoe trees, natural-hair brushes, etc. are often more expensive, but they do have a big advantage over plastic accessories. To permanently keep a shoe’s shape, a wooden shoe tree should be placed inside the warm shoe to absorb the residual moisture after it has been worn.


Leather shoes in particular are very sensitive to heat and should therefore not be dried in direct sunlight or near a heater. If shoes get wet in rain or snow, you should ideally dry them by placing wooden shoe trees inside them or, if this is not possible, by stuffing them with absorbent newspaper at room temperature.