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Boots care: How to Clean Men’s Suede boots?

Even though a pair of men’s suede boots look very cool and trendy, they are difficult to clean and maintain. Thinking about the maintenance itself is enough for the men to be scared away from the prospect of purchasing a pair of suede boots. If some tips can be followed for cleaning suede boots, maintaining them might not be a difficult task at all.


  • Conditioning the Shoes After Purchase

The first step is to ensure that the shoes are immediately conditioned after purchase. This prevents the shoes from dying early. The suede boots should be treated with the waterproof material in order to improve their strength. A good quality suede protector ensures that an invisible layer is provided on top of the shoes. While selecting the right suede product, one should try it out on a small portion of the shoe or on the inside of the shoe. This is because the protector has the capability to change the color of the boots.

  • Erasing Stains with The Help of An Eraser

Wiping and brushing the shoes with a brush or a cloth might not remove every mark on the shoe. If some noticeable stains can be seen on the shoes, then it is best to purchase a suede eraser. It costs around $7 and can be used to remove grease, oil, or water from the surface of the shoes. During the rubbing procedure, one should put extra pressure to remove the tougher stains. If one can’t find a suede eraser, it is best to go for pencil eraser.

  • Brushing the Dirt Gently

If there is light dust or light dirt on the shoes, it should be brushed off the surface gently. The owner should not apply unnecessary pressure and push the dirt into the shoe. It is best to get a shoe brush and gently brush off the excess of dust. It is best to not use a nubuck or suede for such light dirt or light dust.

  • White Vinegar for Tough Grime

If there is some kind of tough stain caused due to wine, food, grime, or salt settles on the surface of suede boots, the owner should pour white vinegar on a soft cloth and the surface should be wiped off using this cloth. First, the vinegar should be applied to the stained area and dried. After this, the suede brush should be used to remove the tough grime.

  • Drying Suede boots

If the suede boots are wet, they should be properly dried without damaging them. Direct heat should never be applied on the surface of the shoes or should not be placed next to high temperature-based heaters. If the owner of the shoes is on the road and the boots get wet, the best solution for drying is to rub the shoes against each other.

  • Using Crumpled Paper Inside the Suede Boots Before Cleaning

When considering the process of cleaning suede boots, this step is more of a pre-step. Much before beginning the cleaning process, the crumpled paper should be put in the shoes. This step helps the shoes to keep their natural shape even during the cleaning process. In addition to this, this step will make the suede soft and easy to clean.

Hopefully, after reading all these simple steps for maintaining suede boots, men won’t be sceptical of purchasing this type of boots. Once men are used to these kinds of shoes, they will be able to find a lot of variety in this type of shoes. If the right kind of clothing is used along with these shoes, the style quotient of the individual goes up by a notch.

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