While some enjoy having that 'worn in' look; others like to ensure they baby blues are kept clean and purdy. For those people, this list is for you:)
Before we begin, please know that the very best way to clean suede leather is to take them to a dry cleaner. This might get expensive over time, of course, but so would replacing your shoes. However, there are a few things you can do at home to mitigate those costs.
To clean our shoes:
- Rub the surface with a clean bath towel. This brings up the grain.
- Try to remove small, dry stains through the use of a clean pencil eraser. Small stains that are still wet should be blotted up by putting a paper towel on it and a weight on top of the towel. For either kind of stain, avoid using a chemical stain remover.
- Another option is to use a damp towel and some white vinegar. Allow the leather to dry before assessing your success. After drying, the shoes may smell of vinegar, but it will eventually fade.
- If there are lumps of dirt or dry scuff marks that won’t come off this way, try rasping them off with a fingernail file. Be gentle.
- Your last step is to brush the shoe gently with a wire suede brush. While we may sell these in the future, we suggest grabbing this one.
Be warned: Attempting to clean suede on your own can cause irreparable damage, it is always safer to take the garment to a professional dry cleaner.
If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out to the Position crew and we will be happy to help.