All of our shoes leave the factory with a water and stain repellant finsh, but we recommend cleaning your shoes and reapplying that protectant every four-six months or before you expect to be in heavy weather (like Ireland). KIWI has the best products on the market for protecting your shoes, so we are pleased to offer them to you. MELTONIAN is the queen of suede cleaners and is our go-to choice for keeping our suede shoes looking like new.