Suede shoes are among the trendiest and most versatile shoes today. But all of this comes at a cost – it's their vulnerability to getting scratches, dirt and stains easily. Anyone who owns a pair knows how difficult it is to clean these shoes. Here are two easy ways to help you clean your suede shoes and keep them as "fresh" as possible.
Remove scuffmarks and dirt
- On you dry shoes, get a special suede brush, and with it, brush gently to remove any dirt that is present.
- To remove the scuffmarks, you need to brush them a little.
- If there are scrubs that are too difficult to remove, try using a knife to lift the nap.
- For the more stubborn brands, use an eraser or crepe rubber. There are suede radars to do that too.
Remove water stains
- First wet the entire outer part of the shoe with a light water coating.
- Soak away excess water found on suede shoes with a dry cloth or sponge.
- Put shoes and paper in them.
- Allow the shoes to dry for at least 10 to 12 hours in a dry and ventilated place.
- When dry, lightly scrub them with a suede brush to get the original look back.
Keeping your suede shoes in good condition requires just a little extra effort – which, if done right, will give you the results that will be worth it.