Shoe Care: Suede
The key to the maintenance of any beautiful pair of suede shoes is ultimately prevention and a prompt response should any stains occur.
- Apply a stain protector and a waterproofing spray onto the shoes immediately after purchase and repeat regularly.
- Always spray-guard your shoes before going out. This will provide your shoes with protection from any external pollution.
- Keep your suede shoes out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
- When suede shoes get wet, a prompt response is required. A cloth or a towel must be used to soak up the moisture before letting the shoes air dry thoroughly.
- Stains must not be left unattended for too long. The earlier it is treated; the less damaging it will be to the shoes. First, try using a “suede eraser”, followed by a suede rubber, ensuring that you are brushing the shoes in the same direction.
- For oil stains, promptly rub some talcum powder onto the stain on the spot. Let it stand for a few hours before using the suede rubber to brush it off.
- For major stains, we recommend taking the suede shoes to a shoe repair professional for the removal.