Feb 20 , 2021
Do you remember the time when we were in school and how every night we would have to clean our shoes so that next morning we wouldn't be punished for having dirty shoes? Of course, school days are over but that doesn’t mean the importance of clean shoes has lessened. In fact, it is in adulthood that we realize how much difference a pair of clean shoes can make to our personality.
Remember the famous line, find out about someone by looking at how clean are their shoes?
So how do we clean our shoes for that pristine look? Is it similar to the way we clean our clothes? Well, the answer is no. Just like clothes which have to be cleaned differently, some with regular wash and some with only dry cleaning, even shoes need different kinds of cleaning methods depending on their material. Therefore, we have enlisted 5 cleaning tips for different shoes so that you clean your shoes without spoiling them-
Be gentle with fabric shoes
Fabric shoes are comfortable which is why wearing them on a regular basis is no shocker. But, the more the regular use that means the more chances of it getting dirty. So what do you do? Toss it in the washing machine? Or rinse it thoroughly like a cloth? Well, the answer is no. Fabric shoes are sturdy to wear but it requires gentle cleaning as these shoes may have leather linings or they might have been assembled with glue that won't be able to handle the harsh rinsing. Therefore, to clean fabric shoes you would have to
Also, remember while cleaning velvet fabric shoes do not use a toothbrush but a soft-bristled brush with a dry cleaning solvent.
Water and vinegar for leather shoes
Leather shoes whether they are patent leather or faux leather, these kinds of shoes need extra attention while cleaning them. One wrong step and the entire shoe would get spoiled. So to avoid any kind of damage to these fancy leather shoes one must clean them in the following way-
Precious Suede shoes
Let’s be honest, we all love suede shoes but they are surely a bit of maintenance. The key to having pristine suede shoes is by cleaning them regularly. Suede shoe surfaces must be always kept dry, therefore it is suggested that after every wear these shoes must be gently cleaned with a soft-bristled brush so that no dust particle settles on it.
Also removing different kind of stains from suede shoe requires different ingredients and washing method such as to remove-
Vinegar magic for Rope or cork shoes
Rope or cork shoes are often mistaken as fabric shoes. Though they are similar to an extent but they are completely different when it comes to their cleaning process. The rope or corked soles cannot be simply cleaned only with water because they are not made of light fabric. Therefore, to clean them you would need to-
Rescue athletic shoes with washing machine
The only shoes that can be washed in the washing machine are the sturdy and durable athletic shoes. Follow the easy instructions and get back your swanky clean athletic shoes easily-
BONUS TIP- Avoid keeping all kinds of shoes under direct sunlight or exposing them to excessive dryer heat as this may cause the shoe to lose its colour and shape.
So now that you know that your different kinds of shoes need different ways of cleaning, hop onto the cleaning express, line up your dirty shoes and start cleaning them according to the above-mentioned methods. We know how much you love your shoes and we will always help you in keeping your little treasure intact and pristine!
Happy shoes, happiest you!