Cleaning Guide

Cleaning Guide

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:

  1. Rub the surface with a clean bath towel. This brings up the grain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.