How to clean leather shoes

Batmaid
September 8th at 9:40am
How to clean leather shoes

Can anyone truly resist the smell of new leather shoes? In order to keep them looking as great as when you first purchase them, follow our helpful guide on how to clean suede, leather and patent leather shoes.

CLEAN SUEDE SHOES

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Just like velvet leather, nubuck or split leather, suede requires special care during its maintenance. You can clean these different materials in the same way by following the steps below.

To avoid skin irritation, we recommend that you use gloves when caring for your shoes.

Necessary tools: a soft bristle brush, a crepe brush, suede cleaner, a soft sponge, suede waterproof spray

  1. Remove the laces from your shoes and vigorously dust the leather using the soft bristle brush.
  2. Depolish the material by making quick motions with the crepe brush.
  3. Spread suede cleaner on your soft sponge and apply it on the entire surface. Leave it on for 10 minutes and brush the material with the clean soft bristle brush.
  4. Once your shoes are completely dry, spray them with the suede waterproof spray (keeping a 30 cm distance). Leave them to dry for 15 minutes, then gently rub your shoes with the crepe brush.

CLEAN LEATHER SHOES

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Leather shoes are delicate. In order to take care of them, clean and protect them on a regular basis depending on their use.

To avoid skin irritation, we recommend that you use gloves when caring for your shoes.

Necessary tools: a soft bristle brush, 3 clean soft cloths, leather cleaning conditioner, polishing cream the color of your leather

Optional tools for a shiny finish: wax paste, a clean soft cloth, a polishing brush (see step 4)

  1. Remove the laces from your shoes and gently dust the leather using the soft bristle brush.
  2. Apply the leather cleaning lotion to a clean soft cloth and clean your shoes in circular motions. Wipe the excess with another clean soft cloth.
  3. Apply the polishing cream in small doses to a clean soft cloth and rub it into all leather areas in small circles. Allow the cream to dry for 15 minutes.
  4. Optional: Apply the wax paste on a clean soft cloth and spread it over the leather. Wait 10 minutes before polishing your shoes with the polishing brush in quick and light motions.

CLEAN PATENT LEATHER SHOES

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Patent leather shoes are made to shine! To preserve that glossy effect we love so much, follow the 3 steps below.

To avoid skin irritation, we recommend that you use gloves when caring for your shoes.

Necessary tools: 3 clean soft cloths, patent leather cleaner

  1. Remove the laces from your shoes and gently wipe off the varnish with a lightly moistened clean soft cloth. Leave the shoes to dry for 10 minutes.
  2. Apply the patent leather cleaner to a clean soft cloth and spread it over all patent leather parts. Leave to dry for 15 minutes until the product mattifies.
  3. Then polish your shoes with a clean soft cloth in light and quick circular motions until your shoes shine.

Caution: Never place your shoes near a radiator or use a hair dryer to dry them! You run the risk of cracking the varnish.

And there you have it: Three ways to treat three different kinds of leather. Using our tips, your shoes will hopefully last longer and take you on many exciting trips!