How To Clean Suede Tennis Shoes
Need to know how to clean suede tennis shows? Suede tennis shoes can be a bit trickier to clean than cloth or leather tennis shoes, but it can be done if you work carefully. Never just try to spot clean with water, as this can leave watermark stains on suede.
- Allow mud to dry on sneakers before attempting to remove it. When mud has dried, you should be able to shake it off or rub it much of it off with your fingers. Rubbing at mud while it is still wet will just spread the stain around, making it harder to remove later. If something liquid has spilled on suede tennis shoes, blot it gently with a dry cloth or paper towel.
- Pour white vinegar onto a slightly damp sponge and rub the sponge onto any stained areas. Don’t let the vinegar sit on the shoes for longer than a minute or two.
- Wet a different sponge with water, and rub the wet sponge over entire surface of the shoe. This may slightly change the color of shoes, but if the wet sponge is used over the entire shoe, the suede will at least all be the same color.
- Shape the shoes with balled up newspaper or rolled up socks and allow to dry at least overnight.
- When shoes are dry, use a suede cleaning brush or any soft brush all over suede tennis shoes. Pay particular attention to any spots where the suede has become pushed down and shiny.
Cleaning suede tennis shoes is easy, but can take a bit of time. When these type of shoes are new, spray them with suede protector. This can also be done after the cleaning process has been completed and the suede tennis shoes are dry.