Anyone who owns a pair of suede shoes knows the constant struggle of keeping them stain-free. Shoe care for suede is as tricky as it gets. We are constantly worried about getting our beloved shoes wet or stained because cleaning them is a hectic task. Suede cleaning products are readily available in the market but they can be quite expensive and may or may not work.
What if we told you that you can make your shoes look fresh AF just by using items in your home? It's the ultimate solution to all your woes! If you do this right and follow all steps, you can ensure that your beautiful suede shoes reach their maximum lifespan potential.Regular cleaning
You will need: Soft brush or toothbrush
Cleaning your shoes every time they get really dirty can prove to a tedious chore. You should clean them as often as you can. If you wear your suede shoes daily, you should clean them at least twice a week. The bristles of a soft toothbrush would be ideal. But if you find that takes too long, you may need to go and purchase a suede shoe brush which isn't that expensive.Scratches
You will need: Eraser
After time scratches do appear on suede because of constant use or not enough care. Scratches can make the shoes look old, but don't worry, you can get rid of them fairly easily. Just get an eraser. Yes, the ones that come out of stationery boxes. Gently rub the scratches with an eraser, and watch the scratches disappear. Just like magic.Drink Stains
You will need: White vinegar, Paper towel
After a night out at the bar with your friends you'll definitely spot drink stains on your beloved shoes. Wine or any other type of drink stains can look quite bad, especially if you have a lot of spill. Take the vinegar onto a paper towel and rub the stain lightly. You should start to see the stain coming off. If it's a bad stain, layer a few towels soaked in vinegar on top of it for a few hours and remove after the stain is gone.Oil stains
You will need: Cornstarch or baking soda , paper towel or cling film
If your shoes are stained with some grease or oil, you can simply use some baking soda. Turns out cornstarch or baking soda can save your shoes from being ruined completely. Sprinkle the cornstarch or baking soda over the oil stains, and it will start to soak up any moisture. Use some cling film or paper towels and place it over the stain covered with the powder. Check the stain after a few hours and it should be gone!
See? Adapting these easy methods using ingredients and tools already present in your household can improve your shoe's lifespan and make them look as fresh as the day you bought them!