X
X

Don't miss the latest SheFinds newsletter.

Get the very best deals, product reviews, trends and news right to your inbox.

Good Question: How Can I Clean Suede Shoes?

November 14, 2007 by SheFindsJennifer
shefinds |

Question: How does a gal clean light-colored suede shoes? I have a pair that I like a lot, but they're dirty. They are a light beige and the dirt shows up very clearly.

No shoe repair place around here will take them, no dry cleaner (who also cleans leather/suede) will take them, and the suede cleaning kit I bought (from the Walking Store) didn't work as well as I'd like. Any recommendations of where to go or what to buy?

Answer: Well, first I would normally suggest that you take the boots to a cobbler, because suede should really be professionally cleaned. However, there are little things that you can do yourself. I, too, was recently on the hunt for some leather care products to protect my beloved pair of Marc Jacob's boots. In my search, I discovered this site called LeatherMagic.com that seems extremely knowledgeable on the subject. While I have ordered the Leather Protection Cream (it is always best to treat leather and suede as soon as you buy it in order to prevent stains), for you I would say go for the NuBuck Leather Cleaner that is specially formulated for suede. You will need to use a soft bristle brush with the cleaner so that you will not damage the nap of the suede. If the stains are really bad, I see that they also have an Ink & Stain Remover that will probably be the most effective. 

To remove scuff marks there is the home remedy method of using an art supply gum eraser. That and white vinegar can pretty much get the stains out of anything (if you don't mind a slight after-smell).

Just remember, whatever you spray or rub onto your boots, you should definitely test the product out on a very small spot first to see if there is any kind of discoloration. 

Need help finding something? Tell us about it on the boards, and we'll get on the case.  

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

The Sexy Dress Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Summer

May 23, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Perfect for warm weather!

Health

4 Things You Should Do Right After Your Alarm Goes Off For A Better Day

May 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Do these instead of hitting snooze 400 times!

Food

5 Detox Smoothies To Make This Week For A Flat Stomach

May 23, 2018 by Alonna Travin
Your jeans will feel loose!

beauty

These Are 5 Beauty Products You NEED For Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2018 by Brianna Peters
They're sun saviors.

Fashion

Madwell's 2018 Memorial Day Sale Is Offering 20% Off This Season's Most Popular Styles

May 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Get ready for some sweet deals.

Fashion

Kohl's x PopSugar Is Coming--& It's Going To Be Amazing

May 22, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We did NOT see this coming!

Fitness

12 Things Every Woman Should Have In Her Gym Bag

May 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are essential.

beauty

Younique Just Launched A New Game-Changing Foundation

May 22, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Shop now!

Lifestyle

8 Pool Floats That Will Look SO GOOD On Your Instagram This Summer

May 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Let's get the party started!

Celebrity

The Super Affordable Earrings Blake Lively LOVES To Wear On The Red Carpet

May 22, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're from Anthropologie!

beauty

This Is The One Hand Cream Every Woman Should Keep In Her Purse

May 22, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's the best.

beauty

This Sheet Mask Is SO Good It’s Selling Out At Sephora

May 22, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's AH-MAZING!

Fashion

The Ugly Shirt Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Summer

May 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You can find it in your Dad's closet.

beauty

Younique Just Launched A New Game-Changing Foundation

Remember a few weeks back when we gave you the ...

Weddings

7 TMI Wedding Questions Every Bride Is Afraid To Ask (But Really Wants To)

Every bride has her list of worries about her wedding ...

beauty

This Is The One Hand Cream Every Woman Should Keep In Her Purse

Living in New York City means I wash my hands ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS