• We recommend spraying leather shoes and boots with a treatment like Meltonian before wearing.
  • Remove salt stains during the winter by dabbing a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Wipe clean with a water-soaked rag and air dry away from any heat source.
  • Remove scuff marks by dipping a clean cloth into water and then baking soda. Gently rub the spot. Dab clean with a water-soaked rag and buff dry.


  • We recommend spraying suede shoes and boots with a treatment like Meltonian before wearing.
  • Gently buff away stains with an eraser or emery board. Avoid water or stain solutions.


  • While stains are hard to get rid of, greatly reduce their appearance by using a soft, clean brush to remove any excess dirt. Use a washcloth and Ivory soap to wash the shoe, then blot dry.

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  • Ana

    I have 3 paris of Tory Burch Revas. The stiffer leather ones (with the matching buckles) are fabulous but the ones made of softer leather with the silver/gold buckles have stretched out so much after 6 months that they are unwearable. They slip off the back of my foot so I can’t walk. I had them sized by a knowledgeable shoe assistant at Nordstrums- Help!! I tried an insert but it wouldn’t stay in

  • Kwarnrdc

    I think what you’re referring to is called “Blooming.” It is common is Rubber Hunter Boots. I am not sure of the material of your TB boots but you may find this helpful.

    Occasionally, you may notice white powdery marks on your Hunter rubber footwear. This is described by the term “blooming” and is completely normal for natural rubber products. Blooming may occur in certain conditions when insoluble particles rise to the surface of the rubber. This is a process that is a known characteristic of high quality, natural rubber and nothing to be concerned about.

    This process does not affect the performance or durability of your boots. A pristine finish and shine is easily restored with regular use of Hunter Boot Buffer, or Instant Boot Shine, available from good Hunter retailers, as well as from our online store and authorized Hunter retailers. Hunter Boot Buffer is not suitable for use on footwear with a metallic finish.

  • Sarah Moser

    My revas have started to wear a hole in both shoes where my pinky toe sits. I’ve only had them 1.66 years with maybe a year of sporadic wear, 6 months of regular wear. Is this normal? The rest of the shoe looks perfectly fine. Is it an easy repair? I’m afraid to wear them again because I don’t want it to get worse. Right now it’s only on the inside layer and hasn’t work through the outside.

  • Yazmina

    Do the miller sandles stretch? My heel is right at the end but not hanging off, they fit good and comfy. I feel like if I go up to a 10 they will be to big?

  • Khan

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  • Kayla

    Hi! I have a pair of camellia pink caroline flats that I just got and my dog stepped on the elastic part with his dirty feet!! :( how can I clean the elastic part?? Thanks!

  • Aviva

    my daughter sprayed black waterproof spray on her beige suede boots by mistake how do we get the black stain out with out ruining the shoe

  • marvey

    I bought Kerrington bag and a pair of espadrille last Christmas from US to Singapore… i really love the espadrille but this morning im so disappointed i seldom use the espadrille, but this morning i saw a lot of molds inside and outside my shoes i felt so disappointed how come they just grow like that and it was really a lot. Please let me know how to clean or let me know what to do because im really shocked i have a lot of other brands but it was my 1st time to experience a molds in my shoes! Thanks

  • Melin

    You absolutely can get the soles repaired! Don’t let them end up in a landfill. If you think they are beyond repair you can up cycle them into textile recycling ( check local listings, companies have bins in many cities). Tory products have gone down in quality quickly over the last few years…. The shoes I bought years ago are fine, the new ones have many issues. All of her products are not what they are used to be. All made in China and someone somewhere is skimping.

  • Diana Rodas

    Mine too. But it’s only been a month. Help!

  • Dhara

    I just got my Tory Burch brown leather sandals and the leather is already coming off or they may be scuff marks? How can I make sure it doesn’t get worse?