How to clean suede shoes

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Managing suede shoes

Fashionable and hip, suede shoes are a must have accessory in your wardrobe. But they do need regular cleaning and maintenance as they are prone to scratches, stains and scuffs. Elvis Presley had once sung, “You can do anything, but lay off of my blue suede shoes.” If you own a pair, you can surely identify with this song.

You can keep your shoes ‘as good as new’ by following these simple methods-

  • Suede or nubuck shoes require some extra protection compared to leather shoes. Get a protective suede spray as it helps to repel stains caused by water and other messy elements. It’s best to use preventive methods rather than spending hours in cleaning food or water stains on them.
  • If you wear your comfy suede eco sneakers on an everyday basis then you have to clean them at least once a week. This prevents too much dirt and stain from accumulating on the suede. Brush out the dirt when your shoes are dry. The brush strokes should only be in one direction to make the color seem even.
  • To get rid of scuff marks, you should brush the affected area vigorously. The movements should be back and forth to even out the scuffs. For matted down scuffs, scrape the area using a knife. This helps to lift the nap. Exercise caution doing this, especially for leather fringe boots as you may cut the fringes if you are not careful enough.
  • Get a suede shoe cleaner kit, which comes with protector spray, brush and polish shine, which comes with protector spray, brush and polish shine, especially designed for these shoes. Using wrong cleaning products or methods can shrink the suede and make it loose its form.

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