When I find a pair of shoes I love, I tend to wear them out. We're talking holes through the soles held up with duck tape! And when they are already old and worn, this happens even faster. I bought these lovely Nubuck brogues at Absolute Vintage three years ago when I first moved back to London and at the time, they were the most expensive shoes I'd ever bought. I have not been able to date them and cannot read the label inside but they are definitely old. The club heel and the leather trim are the icing on the perfect colour and shape.
You can see just how much I've loved them above, wearing them in the rain (and once even in the snow -eek!) and wearing them right out. I've had to toss my fair share of vintage shoes but can't bear to part with these. So I decided to treat them to a little TLC with new leather soles. I can't wait to wear them again with wooly tights and nobbly socks. But first I want to give the uppers a bit of TLC, and I wondered if any of you have tips for conditioning and preserving Nubuck? I promise to weatherproof them!