Suede Boot Care

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Our affinity for suede is so strong we will purchase it fully knowing it requires a special touch and is more prone to scruffs, stains, and scratches. To matters worse, a lot of us are afraid to clean our suede boots for fear of ruining that glorious, soft texture. No need to worry! You can increase the longevity of your charming suede boots and keep them in a good condition with the help of our tips below:

These tips will keep them in top shape for years to come: 

  • Spray a water and stain protector on suede boots before wearing them. This helps avoid stains and makes them easier to clean.
  • Brushing the boots before and after spraying is also recommended.
  • Preserve your suede boots by brushing them after each wear.
  • Do not place boots in bright sunlight as it shall fade the color.
  • If the color does fade, you can spray a suede dye of the same color on them.
  • If you happen to forget to remove a tough stain, it is better to take them to a professional cleaner who specializes in leather and suede. Otherwise, improper and aggressive methods of cleaning may cause irreparable damage.
  • Needless to say, try to not wear your delicate suede boots during the rainy season.

What happens if you do get them wet? Treat them with water!

  • We know this sounds counter-intuitive but it works! Here’s how to do it:
  • Place a towel inside the boots to maintain shape then spray a thin layer of water evenly on the surface.
  • Lightly scrub the stained area with a soft nail brush.
  • Work around the edges of the stain to help it “blend” into the rest of the surface.
  • Blot water with a damp cloth to help the boots dry evenly eliminating the chances of developing new water stains.
  • Allow your boots to dry in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not place them in front of fire or direct heat as it may cause uneven drying. (And spots!)
  • Finally, when boots are completely dry, you can brush them using a suede brush.

We hope this helps your beloved suede boots as gorgeous as the day you purchased them!