The question of how to clean suede shoes is one that has been asked for generations. We can’t help but have a strong sartorial affinity for them despite the fact that they may not be very practical. Just ask Elvis Presley about how adaptable, elegant, and, the most of the time, incredibly comfortable they could be.
What we despise, on the other hand, is the inevitability of their becoming dirty and necessitating cleaning. You can be excused for thinking that there is no hope for your soiled suedes if you wish. After all, how exactly does one clean something that cannot even be submerged in water? You need not worry, however, because there is a method for cleaning suede shoes, and it is possible to save them despite the various types of dirt they may have accumulated.
Even better, the tip for cleaning your suede shoes is actually quite simple, and it employs goods that are commonly found in households. This means that you won’t have to shell out money for any expensive equipment (although a suede brush and some suede protector can be smart purchases to make).
You won’t need much more than a rubber or eraser, some white vinegar, baking soda, a flannel or face cloth, a suede brush or nail brush, and some suede protector if you already have some.
As long as you have the appropriate tools and supplies sitting around the house, you should be able to make your suede shoes appear as nice as they did when they were first purchased. Believe us when we say that it is effective.
Here are five simple procedures that may be followed to clean suede shoes, including boots, trainers, heels, and sandals, fast and effectively:
- To begin, brush the surface of the shoe with a suede brush to remove any excess dirt and grit that has accumulated there.
- After that, try to move any marks that are still present with a rubber or an eraser.
- If a stain still won’t come out, try cleaning it with white vinegar.
- Baking powder can be used to remove stains caused by oil or grease.
- Apply a suede protection as a last step.
- A suede brush/nail brush
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- A flannel or face cloth
1. Make a first pass over the surface of the shoe with the suede brush to remove any excess grit and grime that may be present.
If you do not have a suede brush, you can use a clean nail brush or toothbrush instead. These alternatives will work just as well.To begin, brush the surface of the shoe with short strokes to remove any loose particles and grit that may be present. It is important to remember to brush suede in the direction that the grain runs, often known as in the direction that the suede naturally sits.
When dealing with more tenacious stains, like as scuff marks, use extra pressure and move the brush in a quick back and forth manner. This will help elevate suede fibers that have become flattened and will further assist with the cleaning process
3. If the stain still won’t budge, try white vinegar or rubbing alcohol