Take Extra Care of your Suede Shoes
Not that we’re saying your other shoes don’t need your undivided attention, but suede shoes need that extra care and all the loving you can give them, especially during winter, where they’re a regular standing base. The thing is, with frequency of wear comes a little something called “weariness”. I mean how can you, a perfectly normal human being, go on about your day without staining or marking your shoes – let alone your suede shoes? The answer is, you can’t. Not unless you have a protective spell on them. So on the off-chance you still haven’t perfected that matter, scroll below to see how you can take care of your precious suede shoes.
- Suede is a very delicate material. And so, while you might think you’re doing your suede shoes well, you might also be damaging them even more. That being said, make sure you clean them by hand – and only by hand.
- But before we jump to the cleaning process, let it be clear that your suede shoes should be protected before being worn. Meaning, apply protective spray on them that will help repel dirt and its derivatives. Also, brush your shoes with a brush after spraying them to ensure the spray’s functionality.
- Let’s be honest here, water will somehow find its way to your suede shoes – it’s inevitable. But what you can do here is learn how to treat them; use a dry cloth to pat the damaged area and apply talcum powder on it so it can all set overnight. Brush it all off with a suede brush the following day.
- Do not, in any way whatsoever, clean your suede shoes with water…you’ll only damage them further. If there’s a dry stain on your shoes, then proceed by cleaning said stain with white vinegar and brush it off with a dry cloth.
If you want to know more about keeping your shoes clean, discover here how you can also keep them intact inside and out!
Article Written by Cindy Menassa