Shoes are for many an essential part of the outfit, to keep beautiful and clean shoes as the first day it is important to follow some tips and advice when purchasing them to avoid degrading over time. Some shoes say a lot about someone, keeping them clean and cared for gives you a good image of hygiene and elegance.

That said, how often to clean some shoes? How to clean them according to their characteristics or materials? To do this we must follow the following instructions.

Before entering into the matter we should consider keeping the shoes stored in dry places and where they do not accumulate dust while we do not use them, also, it would be advisable to clean them superficially as a routine before leaving home.

Not all shoes need the same care, we will have to take into account the manufacturing material to perform a proper cleaning. It is important, in the case that the shoes come with washing instructions, follow them to avoid spoiling them. Go for it!

LEATHER SHOES

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause. Then we pass a damp cloth avoiding pressing a lot on delicate areas such as seams and let it dry.

3. Wax application: At this point we gently apply a little wax or leather shoe oil with another cloth.

4. Drying: Let the shoe rest so that it absorbs and hydrates gradually in an area without direct sun or humidity, in this way we can avoid a possible discoloration and cracks.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

SUEDE SHOES

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

3. Deep cleaning with several methods: The split is more complex and delicate when cleaning, so we present several ways as it suits you best:

Eraser: yes, that of the school of a lifetime. It is usually used for those grease free spots and is usually very functional.

With a damp cloth: you should keep in mind that the cloth should be completely clean and not too wet, since it might leave marks on the lighter colored serrajes.

With talc: for when the surface is wet. Sprinkle a little on top and let it dry, then rub the dry area with a brush.

With ammonia: for greasy spots. Mix the ammonia with a little water, moisten a brush and rub the stain in this way you will get good results!

With detergent: dilute the detergent in a glass of water and moisten in a cloth to then carefully rub on the stain.

With cellophane: for ink stains. Before the shoe absorbs the ink, paste the cellophane that will start as soon as you remove the ink from your shoe.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

WHITE FABRIC SHOES

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

3. Baking soda with apple cider vinegar: We must be careful with certain products when cleaning white shoes as these could stain them with color. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are bleaches that will not color the fabric. Mix these two products and with a brush (it can be dental) rub the stain. Then use the brush with water and neutral soap to gently wash and rinse with cold water afterwards. If the cloth is white and before it dries completely sprinkle some flour on top, once dry, remove it with a dry cloth.

It is not recommended to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps. In case the shoes come with washing instructions it is recommended to follow them.

COLOR FABRIC SHOES

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

3. Detergent and baking soda: Practically the same as the white cloth but without paying much attention to the possible coloration, we use a sponge with this mixture of a little detergent and baking soda and we circularly rub the stain.

4. Rinse and dry: Then with a cloth dampened with water, rinse until there is nothing left of the previous mixture. Once rinsed you can take a dry cloth to dry the wet area and so absorb as soon as possible to leave it dry and ready for use.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

ESPARTO SHOES

First of all and before starting with the cleaning itself, we recommend the following advice to keep the esparto in good condition. And it is that you can glue with silicone those detached parts that can sometimes appear in a material with these characteristics so own. Then and once applied let it dry overnight. You can even apply a bit of varnish to give a touch of shine and thus leave them looking good.

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

3. Soap bar: First of all you should know that the greatest enemy of esparto is moisture, therefore, whenever you can remove the stain with a simple brush, do so. Another option is to use a brush and stain it a little above the wet bar of soap, then rub the esparto until you get the desired result. Once this is done you can remove the soap that may have been left with a damp cloth.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

VELVET SHOES

1. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, in this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

2. Detergent and water: It does not have much more mystery, it is only advisable to make a little foam and apply on a brush and can be this dental. Once applied, you should rub gently on the surface until the stain is removed.

3. Drying. For drying you can use a dry cloth to rub it gently. Let stand about 20 minutes and once completely dry you can see how it has been, if necessary you can repeat the process.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

1. Remove cords: First of all and if you have cords we should remove them, this will help us in cleaning and reach every corner of the shoe.

2. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause. Then we pass a damp cloth avoiding pressing a lot on delicate areas such as seams and let it dry.

It is important not to machine wash them or in any other way that is not specified in the previous steps.

RUBBER SOLE (ESPECIALLY WHITE)

1. Surface cleaning: It must be done first with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and dirt that may contain the shoe, in this way we will avoid scratches that we can cause.

2. Toothpaste and water. Yes, toothpaste can be very useful when cleaning materials such as the rubber of the shoes, especially when they are white in color that can turn yellow over time, and that is that toothpaste is a product that we It serves to bleach. With a brush and a little water and a little toothpaste we can rub the gum with a little care and delicacy until you see that it is enough.

3. Drying: And to finish and see the final result as simple as having a dry cloth and removing and drying our homemade application!

Step by Store is not responsible for the consequences of a bad wash and money will not be refunded for any order that has been damaged when washing.

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