How to make leather soles less slippery and other wet weather tips

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Comfortable, breathable, long lasting and good looking – just some of the reasons why leather shoes never fade from fashion. But how, I hear you ask, do you prevent slippery soles from landing you on your backside the first time there’s rain or frost?

Here’s how to make sure you don’t turn turtle in bad weather – a plethora of ways to make leather soles less slippery, plus how to weatherproof and look after your shoes so they keep your feet dry and toasty for years to come.

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The mastery of Italian leather shoes

Handmade shoes in a studio

Are handmade Italian shoes the pinnacle of fashion?
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The words “Italian leather shoes” are often spoken in hushed, reverent tones by fashionable folk the world over. But why are they so well respected? Here’s our look at the history, the skill and the artistry that goes into every pair of hand made Italian shoes to answer just that.
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