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How to clean suede sneakers and shoes: the perfect method

Alina MilsentLife
Cleaning suede footwear can be challenging

Suede is a high-quality but demanding material. Suede sneakers and shoes are soft and pleasant to the touch, and they are versatile and will match any look.

With the onset of spring warmth, suede shoes reach the top positions in the popularity rating. However, they can get dirty quickly, especially if they are light-colored sneakers with white soles and laces. Read the OBOZREVATEL article about the best way to clean sneakers and shoes.

Life hack with soaking

The soaking life hack will help you wash your laces quickly and efficiently.

You will need:

  • warm water
  • dishwasher detergent tablet

Pour warm water (40 °C) into a container and add 1 dishwasher tablet. Mix thoroughly and soak the laces in the solution. It will help to instantly clean the fabric from any dirt.

Life hack with vinegar and ammonia

This life hack will help preserve the color of suede shoes during hand washing. Make a solution of 10% ammonia and 9% vinegar. Apply a small amount of the solution to the surface of the shoe - it is better to do this with a sponge. Leave it on the shoes until it is completely absorbed, and then rinse with water. You can also wash your shoes in a machine using a delicate cycle.

How to whiten the sole

Ingredients needed:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • ammonia
  • toothpaste
  • baking soda

In a small container, dissolve 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and 2 tablespoons of ammonia. Then add 1 tablespoon of toothpaste and a little baking soda (on the tip of a knife). Using an old toothbrush, rub the mixture thoroughly into the sole and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then rinse with water and wipe dry.

By the way, during the rainy season, shoes can start to get wet. There is a very simple way to make them waterproof. Read the details in the article. 

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told why you shouldn't dry your shoes on batteries.

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