- 1 Shoe trees
- 2 Brush
- 3 Suede brush
Start off by removing the shoe laces and inserting a pair of shoe trees in the shoes.
Use a brush to remove surface-level dirt and grime. Before starting the cleaning process, use a suede brush to lift the fibres from the leather.
- 1 Water-repellant impregnation spray
Using a water-repellant and impregnation spray is vital for your suede shoes. It will penetrate the porous suede and build up a protective layer that wicks moisture away, and, when appropriately applied, will let water bead off the shoes.
The general suggestion is to impregnate your shoes or boots once every other week if used often. Or once a month for normal usage. Spray from a distance of 20-25cm. Avoid spraying into the shoe or on the inserted shoe trees.
If your shoes look faded, you can use an impregnation spray with pigment to restore their vibrant shade.
Let dry for 15 minutes and gently brush the suede, and then you are good to go for hitting the streets.
Once or twice a year, we recommend using a more in-depth cleaning process to clean and revive the beautiful suede lustre. Below are our hacks to get your shoes looking stellar again.
- 1 Suede shampoo
- 2 Brush
If you need to revitalize the whole shoe, look no further than the Omni’Nettoyant suede shampoo. The content is developed explicitly for suede shoes and will condition and freshen up the entire shoe while keeping its colour pristine. After finishing the treatment, let the shoe dry overnight and finish up by brushing the suede with a circular motion to lift the suede fibres again.
- 1 Crepe eraser
For the toughest of stains, there’s really only one last resort. The crepe eraser, Saphir Gommadin. This product is super easy to use and works in the same way a classic eraser does. The crepe material will do a great job of efficiently removing tough stains.
If you notice that the suede fibres have turned into a more “hairy” or nappy state, there is one great solution. Take the nearest lighter and slowly let the top of the flame, gently but fast, burn over the desired areas. As this step involves fire, make sure to do it carefully, and don’t let the warm metal of the lighter touch the shoe, as this might do more damage than good. You will quickly notice how the hairiness disappears and gets “trimmed down”, and the shoes will look as good as new.