How To Clean Shoes
Ideally handwash in cold water with a brush and a small amount of soap. Then let dry in the open air and sun.
Avoid using a washing machine, which causes a loss in the original shape and fit, making the shoe uncomfortable to wear.
Try using olive oil for a good shiny effect.
For stubborn stains clean with lemon juice or tartar cream which should be left some hours before removing.
There are many ways to clean suede. Here are a few examples:
1. Dip a small sponge into vinegar and gently rub into the shoe’s surface. On drying it will be clear if the stain has been removed or become much lighter.
2 .Good results can be achieved by gently rubbing the stained areas with a very fine sandpaper.
3. Another way based on water – boil water in a medium size saucepan, add 1 spoon of washing powder or stain remover. Hold shoe over steam for 10 seconds and then gently rub the stained areas with a soft brush.
4. None of these work you need a professional dry cleaner
Clean and brush the shoes from all loose dirt and dust. Prepare a paste by mixing 1 spoon sodium bicarbonate, ½ teaspoon water, ½ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
Spread the paste over the shoes with a soft brush (an old toothbrush is fine). Leave in the sun 3 hours until paste crack. Remove hard paste with dry brush.