Caring for your Govan Originals Shoes
At Govan Originals we use only the best best in materials.
The upper is calf leather whilst the rich purple lining is kid leather. Our soles are full leather with rubber insert to prevent slippage.
On this some styles, the outer panels and the tongue are made of Harris Tweed, woven by hand in the Outer Hebrides and protected by an Act of Parliament, as well as more practically by a water- and dirt- resistant coating.
You’ll appreciate the extra deep cushioning under your arch and the anti-slip panel embedded in the sole. Notice too the stitching which is typical of the flexible welt that we use to join the upper to the insole and the sole.
Our shoes have been designed to require the minimum amount of breaking in. However for the first few days we recommend you only wear them for two or three hours at a time to allow the warmth of your foot gently to soften the leather and to shape the shoe around you
We use high quality leathers that don’t have the same plastic coatings you find on many cheaper shoes to hide imperfections. It means you’ll be able to spot the natural textures and contours of the leather. You may also find that the shoes initially mark a little bit more than you’re used to although that should polish out.
And indeed as you polish and shine you’ll find that the colours of the shoes become deeper and richer. It’s all part of the experience of owning high quality shoes.
Let’s be honest. There are those of us who love polishing and those who don’t.
Even if you’re in the second group you’ll benefit from shining your shoes fairly frequently especially to begin with as the leather fibres respond to your feet.If you have a pair like these with different colour leather panels, you can either use a neutral wax all over or if you’re using coloured polish we recommend working your way in from the panel edge to