How To Properly Clean Leather Shoes
Wipe your shoes clean. Dirt, mud and grime will cling to your shoes after an entire day of walking. Polishing your shoes with the dirt on will not only look unsightly, but will cause the dirt to accumulate and ruin cheap louboutin shoes the leather. Take a damp rag then wipe off all the crusts. Gently use a shoehorn to remove stubborn clumps.
Rub shoe polish all over the surface. Shoe polish will both protect the leather and make it shine. Rub the polish in circles. You may also use shoe mens christian louboutin cream, which is absorbed by the leather to cover up scratches and blemishes, not to mention protecting the shoe from moisture. Finally, a leather conditioner can bring back the suppleness of old, brittle leather shoes. Use it before applying the shoe polish.
Whisk mbt shoes sale a dry rag over the shoe surface. A shoe brush will also give an adequate shine, but nothing beats a quick buff using a rag. Hold both ends of the rag then use quick buffing movements to polish the surface. You may need to hold the shoe in place using a table mbt shoes uk leg or a second person. Buff both the top, front, and back of the shoe. Avoid using the same rag for different colored shoes; otherwise, the polish will rub off and discolor the surface.
Use a shoe brush for irregular surfaces. If your shoe has many stitches mbt mens shoes or a non shiny texture, a shoe brush can polish the leather in places a rag will only be snagged.
Remove chewing gum by rubbing ice on it. The ice will turn the gum rigid, allowing you to scrape it off with a knife without stretching.
Remove salt mbt sale stains with a cup of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar. Dip a rag in the solution then rub out the stain, allowing it to air dry afterwards.
Sprinkle baking soda inside the shoe to get rid of odor. You may also spray it with a disinfectant to louboutin outlet kill odor causing germs for a longer lasting solution to odor.
Remove the shoelaces regularly for a thorough cleaning. The laces can interfere with the polishing and buffing, leaving the leather underneath unprotected from the elements.
Consider having christian louboutin boots your shoes cleaned professionally. A shoeshine is usually available in subways and malls. They have the experience to make your shoes shined and don't mind getting their hands dirty. If you need your shoes cleaned on a daily basis, a shoeshine is the way to go.