6 Ways to Clean Dirty Shoes

You’ll need to know what your shoes are made of before you can figure out how to wash them. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean, shoes get dirty.

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If you don’t have a leather cleaner on hand, you can use household ingredients. Get in all the nooks and crannies, including around the soles and around the grommets for the laces.

With a special suede brush or toothbrush, gently brush in the direction of the fibers to remove the stain from the shoe’s surface. If this doesn’t work, you can try dabbing a suede eraser on the stain to remove it. Using a clean paper towel, blot (don’t rub) the stain on the shoe’s surface. Then, sprinkle baking soda on the stain and allow it to sit and soak up the stain overnight, then lightly brush away the powder.

Stuff with paper towels to air dry away from heat and sunlight. Use dishwashing detergent ,warm water, an old toothbrush, and paper towels.

You should condition your shoes every six months or so to get longer durability. Let it sit for a few hours or ideally overnight.

How to Clean Satin Shoes

I like to pin a label onto each rag so that I don’t forget. Keeping your shoes squeaky clean doesn’t have to be a big chore. Most of what you need to remove dirt and stains from shoes is already in your cleaning closet. If you’re going to invest in any new cleaners, prioritize protection. Remove the insoles from your shoes, and wipe them down with a microfiber cloth dipped in a solution of one cup of warm water and one tablespoon of baking soda.

Be sure you don’t apply too much pressure as this can scratch the suede and ruin your shoes.Make sure you brush in the same direction. Brushing in different directions can make the shoes appear to be two different colors of suede. Apply a cream leather polish with a soft cloth and allow to sit for a few minutes. Then take the cloth and buff the leather to a shine. This will help preserve and protect your leather shoes.

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Scrub the Shoes With a Sponge

Canvas can be protected against rain with a waterproofing spray, making them water repellent and giving them some stain resistance. Store white shoes in fabric bags or boxes because they can collect dust and dirt from places like closets. If the shoes have stains or are soiled, use a teaspoon of heavy-duty laundry detergent to pretreat stains. Avoid wearing white shoes to places where they’re prone to stains, such as restaurants, bars, or outdoor trails. Let your shoes air dry completely for 2-3 hours.