How many times have you put on your suede shoes and thought, ‘Damn, these make me look good!' Your suede shoes take good care of you; it's time for you to return the favour.
Here are five simple tips for looking after your favorite suede shoes:
1. Treat Your Suede Shoes
It's pivotal to protect your new suede shoes with a Water & Stain Protector to hold up against the elements.The Eco Water & Stain protector creates a protective barrier that will keep the suede (and leather) fabric healthy and looking fresh. It's an inexpensive way to preserve the longevity of your shoes.
2. Act on Stains
If you somehow missed step one - or prior damage has been done (because accidents happen) - it's not the end of the world; your shoes can be salvaged.
To remove a stain that is already dry, use a clean, soft cloth to gently rub the area and remove any dried-on surface stain. With a bit of luck, you will see the strain will become less noticeable.To remove an oily stain, this should be treated as soon as possible. Although it may seem somewhat odd, sprinkle the stain with baby powder or foot powder which will help absorb the oil stain.
3. Use Shoe Trees
Inserting cedar shoe trees into your suede shoes (or any leather shoe for that matter) will make the world of difference in maintaining your shoes longevity.
Not only do shoe trees hold the shoe's structure and shape, but they absorb any sweat and moisture that builds through wear. Shoe trees will help the leather/shoe breathe, and in turn, its appearance will be more vibrant for longer.
4. Use a Suede Brush
A suede brush will help to restore the suede's texture and lustre. It will also spot clean any dust or dirt as well as restoring your shoe's appearance.
5. Don't Overwear Your Shoes
There's no doubt that you will be excited to wear your new suede shoes. However, try and refrain from wearing them daily. Your shoes will need to breathe occasionally and the nature of suede fabric is much more delicate compared to other leathers.
We recommend wearing your suede shoes 3-4 times a week, alternating days where/if possible.
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