How to clean leather and suede shoes
When we going down for a walk or going to a club we try to choose shoes also based on weather forecasts. But the unexpected however is always around the corner; then we are walking under incessant rain while we wear a pair of delicate shoes in leather or suede. Rain could only be one of the problems to be faced since it often brings puddles of mud and sewage.
So how can you clean shoes that are already wet or stained due to force majeure? In particular for suede shoes, we recommend drying the mud and removing it later with a cloth, without rubbing excessively. If residues are still visible, it is possible to use special brushes for suede. If, on the other hand, they are simply wet, let them dry by inserting a shoemaker inside to prevent them from losing their shape. Once dried, first pass a simple brush and then the chamois, to restore the brilliant effect.
For leather shoes, on the other hand, it is advisable to remove the mud with a toothbrush so as not to be very invasive. If they are wet, on the contrary, rub them with a cotton cloth soaked in cleansing milk.
Clean shoes from oil
Like rain, oil can be one of the most annoying liquids to eliminate; if it then falls on leather or suede shoes, then the situation can become delicate. As far as suede footwear is concerned, we recommend cleaning with bicarbonate or talcum powder, which must be removed after a few hours, using a hand-washing paste. Finally, it can be removed with a wet cloth. If, on the other hand, the problem concerns leather shoes, use a dish detergent or a degreaser.