I've finally found my surplus GAT's
They are dirty as fuck, the leather is somehow scratched, only the sole looks good enough.
How do I clean these surplus GAT's?
Is there any way to save them?
(Pic rel- my goal)
Take a deep breath and don't panic. Leather shoes are usually very restorable.
Get a genuine bristle shoe brush. Brand doesn't really matter. Rule of the thumb for leather is you use a brush you could shower with. Anything that scratches your skin is going to scratch leather as well.
Then get a bar of soap. Marseilles soap works well for leather and is cheap as chips.
Let the brush soak for a while, brush some soap on and work the shoes up. Once you're done let air dry for a day.
Next you want to apply some white shoe cream or polish to hide the scratches. Apply with a rag in circular motions; Let dry for at least 15 minutes and buff out.
Then spray the shoes with a protector spray and you're set.