DIY: Cleaning Your Suede Shoes

Wearing suede shoes does tend to change your body language. It makes for a strong fashion statement besides looking very stylish. You can’t help, but show off these lovely, warm, comfortable, shiny and expensive shoes, and end up wearing them a lot. The beauty being hard to go unnoticed, suede shoes have a tendency to get dirty easily. Cleaning suede shoes can be a hassle, unless you absolutely know what you are doing. For simple steps how to clean your suede shoes, you can follow some methods below.

Here’s the first simple methods of cleaning suede shoes for you; To remove the water stains from your shoes, you need to apply water, evenly on the whole outer surface of the shoes, using a nail brush or a water spray. Then soak up all the excess water form the shoes with a sponge or a dry cloth. Allow the shoes to dry overnight keeping them stuffed with paper. Once dried, you can brush the shoes over with a suede brush leaving them slightly darker, but evenly colored. And then 2# Methods : To remove dirt, use the suede brush. In case you don’t have one, a nail brush would also do. Brush away the dirt form the shoes by making short, gentle strokes with the brush. Make sure you make these strokes in one direction only. As the dirt starts coming off the surface, you will notice the original color of your shoes reappear!

3#Methods; Vinegar can be used to clean stubborn stains from your suede shoes. You will have to apply vinegar on to a dry cloth and rub it on the stains. After cleaning suede shoes with vinegar, you have to leave it untouched for the next 3-4 days so that it dries up thoroughly and the vinegar smell is gone. Finally, brush it up with the suede brush to restore its nap.  There is no doubt about the fact that a white pair of shoes make a unique style statement. However, cleaning white suede shoes is a bit tricky as you have to ensure that the dirt is thoroughly cleaned. Even a small spot of dirt left behind becomes easily visible. Moreover, you have to be careful that the dirt spot should not spread to the surrounding areas.