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How to Clean Suede Sneakers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Suede sneakers are a stylish and popular choice of footwear, but they require special care and attention when it comes to cleaning. If you own a pair of suede sneakers and want to keep them looking fresh and clean, this blog post will guide you through the process of cleaning suede sneakers effectively. By following these steps, you can maintain the pristine appearance of your suede sneakers and prolong their lifespan.

Step 1: Gather the necessary materials

Before you begin the cleaning process, gather the following materials:

- Soft-bristled brush

- Suede eraser

- Clean, dry cloth

- White vinegar

- Water

- Suede protector spray (optional)

Step 2: Remove dirt and stains

Use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush off any loose dirt or dust from the suede surface. Be sure to brush in one direction to avoid damaging the delicate suede fibers. For stubborn stains, lightly rub a suede eraser over the affected area. The eraser will help lift the stain without damaging the suede.

Step 3: Treat liquid stains

In case of liquid spills, act quickly. Use a clean, dry cloth to blot the excess liquid gently. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain further into the suede. If the stain persists, mix equal parts of white vinegar and water, and dab the solution onto the stain using a cloth. Blot the area with a clean, dry cloth afterward.

Step 4: Remove scuff marks

To remove scuff marks, gently rub the affected area with a suede brush or a clean, dry toothbrush. Use small, circular motions and apply light pressure. The brush will help restore the suede's nap and diminish the appearance of scuffs.

Step 5: Restore texture and appearance

After cleaning, restore the texture and appearance of your suede sneakers by brushing the entire surface with a soft-bristled brush. Brushing in one direction will raise the nap and give your sneakers a fresh look. Repeat this step as needed until you achieve the desired appearance.

Step 6: Apply a suede protector spray 

Consider using a suede protector spray to add an extra layer of protection to your sneakers. Spray the product evenly over the entire surface of the suede, holding the can about six inches away. Allow the sneakers to dry thoroughly before wearing them.

Cleaning suede sneakers requires a delicate touch and proper techniques to maintain their quality and appearance. By following the step-by-step guide outlined above, you can effectively remove dirt, stains, and scuff marks, and restore your suede sneakers to their original charm. Remember to always handle suede with care and use appropriate cleaning materials to ensure the longevity of your sneakers. With proper maintenance, your suede sneakers will continue to be a stylish and reliable choice of footwear for years to come.

So, go ahead and design your own sneakers on Bullfeet website, and don't forget to take care of them!

Bullfeet offers a unique opportunity to design your own personalized white sneakers using our 3D customizer

You can create a fully white sneaker or add your own touch with the sustainable fabrics and materials we offer. The customization process is fun, quick, and allows you to make as many changes as you desire until you find the perfect design. Your custom sneakers will be handcrafted in Spain using eco-friendly and vegan materials and delivered to you within 7-10 working days. 

By choosing Bullfeet, you'll not only have a one-of-a-kind pair of sneakers but also support a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to fashion.

The Bullfeet team ®