How to take care of your suede shoes?

Suede shoes are beautiful to see and adapt to any room and to all styles: casual, casual chic or even class. It is therefore normal that suede shoes are raging in the market. However, it is not always easy to take care of this type of shoe. Indeed, they quickly attract dirt and retain it even if it means losing their velvety appearance. So how do you take care of these suede shoes?


Waterproof it before wearing it

To maintain your suede shoes and to protect them from possible external aggressions (rain, wind, etc.), it is essential to waterproof them before wearing them. Indeed, the slightest drop of water can easily alter the quality of the suede and cause it to lose its shine.

To do this, you must first spray your shoes with a suede renovator. You can repeat this action several times a year. Once the spray is done, apply a stain-resistant waterproofing product to your shoes. Then use a suede revive so that the suede shoes keep their original color for a long time.

Get rid of dust after every ride

When you go out in your suede shoes, you bring with you all the dirt from the outside, especially dust. So, in order for your suede shoes to last over time, it is important to dust them off after each outing.

To do this, you can use a scraper with soft and sturdy bristles. Once you have the scraper in hand, rub the shoe from front to back for ten seconds, then backwards with the same amount of time. Dusting will restore your suede shoes to their velvety appearance.

Clean your suede shoes

Before cleaning your suede shoes, it is important to make sure that you have already dusted them well. Then, if there are stubborn stains left, you can remove them using a crepe brush or suede eraser. You can even slightly dampen your shoes by putting them in contact with water vapor.

Once done, you can make a mixture of ⅔ hot water, ⅓ white vinegar and a little dishwasher. With a toothbrush, this mixture is very effective in removing dirt. However, if these persist, you can use White Spirit or ammonia water. However, be careful not to overdo it.