Picking up my Alden suede chukkas on Tuesday, along with some shoe trees. Will be taking these to stormy London, what other sorts of care items should I purchase for the shoes?
You absolutely need to treat with suede protector before wearing, especially if they'll see rain. I use the AE branded Suede & Nubuck Protector in a pump spray bottle. However as was mentioned above, there are many adequate products. I have the tan Alden chukkas and the uppers look virtually new after a couple of years. That reminds me, I should re-apply a coat before the spring season.