Oxford captoe style men’s handmade shoes. Bronze and black hand painted leather upper with leather sole and red leather lining.
How To Clean Suede Shoes without Damaging Them
Suede is a type of leather that is made from the inner skin of the animals like calf, lamb and goat as well. The suede leather is used in making jackets, wallets, handbags, and shoes as well. This leather type is of very fine quality but it is not durable as it gets damage quickly if not properly take care of. Suede shoes are a perfect match with the jeans dress. However, you must have a proper knowledge of shoe cleaning without ruining them.
You can clean the Suede shoes in 4 steps which are explained below:
Remove the Dust with Suede Brush
In the first step, you have to remove the dust and dirt from the surface of the leather. You can use a suede brush to remove the dust and dirt from suede shoes. In the start, you must use the brush gently to remove the dust. Make it sure that do not use the brush in the same direction. Instead, use the suede brush on the suede shoes in different directions. This happens so that maximum dust could be removed from the surface of your suede leather black oxford shoes .
Remove the Scuff Marks with Same Suede Brush
After removing the dust, examine the suede leather carefully and find if there are some scuff marks. If you find the scuff marks use the same suede brush to remove the scuff marks. But this time you have to use the suede brush vigorously back and forth. Apply some pressure as well so that if there are some dust particles deep in the leather. They can also be lifted during the process of removing the scuff marks from Suede brush.
Use an eraser to remove Tough Marks
You can use a pencil eraser to remove stubborn marks. Marks which are still there even after trying the suede brush are tough to remove. You can use a traditional eraser or a specially designed suede eraser to remove these hard marks from your suede shoes.
User Wet Cloth to Remove Certain Stains
There are some stains which can’t be removed without water. Remember applying water may damage the suede leather brown oxford shoes. So you should avoid using water as much as you can. But if it is necessary, use a slightly wet cloth on your shoes and apply rub it on your suede leather shoe from the outer side. Make it sure that you should not use that cloth at only one spot.
Try to spread that water to cover maximum surface area and there should be no clear watermark left at a single point. You can also use a dry cloth to put it inside of your shoes so that it can absorb the water from the inner side of shoes. After applying the water, let the shoes dry for at least one night. After the shoe gets dry now you can use the suede brush again to clean suede shoes.
How to Clean Suede Ruined by Mud
Never try to clean the suede shoes if they are ruined by the mud. When the mud is fresh and wet, and you try to clean it. It will spread all over the shoes and it will become even dirtier. Just wipe out the excess mud gently from the shoes by making it sure that it won’t spread out. Then give some time to your suede shoes to get the mud dry in the sun and once it gets dry. Use the suede brush to clean the dried mud from the shoes.
How to Clean Suede Ruined by Wax or Chewing gum
If a chewing gum was stuck on your suede shoe don’t try to grab it forcefully. If you do so, the skin of your shoes will get ruined and it won’t be repaired in any case. The best way to clean the suede shoes ruined by the wax or chewing gum. Make sure to keep the affected shoe in a freezer for 3 to 4 hours. When you keep the suede shoe in a freezer, the gum on it will get a freeze. Become hard enough that you can remove it easily with your hands. After removing the big chunks of gum from the shoe.you can use the suede brush to clean the rest of the shoe.
These are the few methods of cleaning your Suede Oxford shoe without getting them ruined. Always use the proper way to clean the suede shoe so that you can use it for a long time otherwise you will get your shoes damage within few months.