You probably spend a lot of money every time you buy a pair of shoes, which is why it's important that you know how to take care of them. It's advisable before storing them that you clean them first so dirt and bacteria won't have the chance to ruin your favorite pair. Giving some TLC to your footwear will extend the beauty and life of your pair. Check out our quick guide below:


Leather shoes

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Genuine leather needs moisture. Using a clean cloth, wipe leather or hair conditioner on the surface to keep the material from getting crunchy and cracked.

Suede and Velvet

This material may seem challenging to maintain, but all you need is a pencil eraser or an old toothbrush to clean the shoe. These tools can lift the dirt off the fibers.

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Shiny patent shoes are prone to getting scuffs. Erase these marks by wiping them off with petroleum jelly.


Dab the stained area with warm water to genty remove dirt. If this doesn't work, dilute mild hand soap with water to clean the spot. When the dirt is still there, it's best to take it to a professional shoe cleaner.


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We know that sneakers have that endearing worn-out appeal, but if the pair is screaming for a wash, please oblige and clean them! Surface clean them in mild detergent and baking soda to keep 'em looking good as new.

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