George is our new luxury toe-cap Oxford given a heritage upgrade with toe cap detailing and a definition wooden-look heel. Built on our bespoke last and triple sole and polished off with a slight burnish look, George will give any outfit a bespoke lift.
- Exclusive BB design
- Made with PVC free eco vegan leather (microfibre PU)
- Heel measures approximately 2.5cm
- Comfortable latex insole
- Breathable linings
- Waterproof upper
- Handcrafted in Portugal
Here at BB we cannot reiterate enough how important it is that you care for your shoes. They are walked in for miles, kicked, stepped upon, worn in all weathers and terrains and yet more often than not left in the hallway and expected to last. BB shoes are durable, but they will need your care and attention to stay happy. Here is how you do it!
Before you polish your shoes, give them a good clean with a shoe brush and wipe away any embedded dirt with a damp cloth. Remove any shoelaces to clean the tongue thoroughly and avoid staining. Use a pencil eraser/rubber for lighter scuff marks. Apply polish evenly with a brush or soft cloth using circular strokes. Once the polish has completely dried, buff with a polishing brush. Any off-the-shelf polish is suitable, but we recommend you to choose one that matches the colour of your shoes.
Invest as much care in choosing a cobbler to re-sole or re-heel your shoes as you did when purchasing the shoes. Don’t try to glue soles yourself – this is best left to the experts. To prevent permanent damage, act before it’s too late.
Use shoe trees to keep your shoes in shape, or stuff the toe cap with tissue. Use boot shapers for the shaft of long boots and stuff the toes with tissue. It is best to put the shoe trees in your shoes within an hour or two of removing them.
Faux suede and nubuck shoes need extra care with regular cleaning and waterproofing. Pick up a suede cleaner/protector at your local cobbler, brush your shoes and then use a traditional suede eraser (brick of crumbly rubber) to rub away any blemishes and a suede brush to restore the nap of the fabric, and generously spray with protector. In case your shoes get damp, make sure to stuff them with newspaper to keep their shape and dry them away from direct heat. Please do not try to speed-dry shoes near a fire or radiator as this may cause damage.
Traditional remedies often work the best, and a little vinegar and water applied sparingly does wonders to remove salt stains from vegan leathers and suedes.
Protect new shoes by spraying them with a water protector before wearing them for the first time. Rotate your shoes with another pair each day – it will help them stay fresh for longer. Always allow wet shoes to completely dry, naturally, and follow with a waterproofing before wearing them again.