5 Ways to Clean Suede Shoes

Suede shoes may are comfortable, pleasant and with high quality, but are still vulnerable to scuffs, scratches and stains. They are hard to clean especially in winter and autumn when we wear our suede shoes almost every day. If your favorite suede shoes have a stain that is eye-catching, solve the problem with the help of 5 quick and simple tricks and get them looking good as new.

5 Ways to Clean Suede Shoes

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Pencil eraser

This trick is ideal for scratches. With the pencil eraser rub the scratch and by hand remove the crumbs that will leave on the suede shoe.

Nail file

This trick refers to the hard spots of mud. Leave the mud to dry, then with the nail file gently rub the stains until the mud is turned to dust.


The drops of water on the suede shoes can leave dark stains. This problem can be solved easily. Soak a towel in warm water and wipe the whole shoes. The color will be dark temporarily, but when the suede shoes are dry they will restore to normal shade, and the stain will disappear.


The suede shoes after frequent wearing may look old. With an old toothbrush gently brush your shoes and in the opposite direction of the “fiber.”

Alcohol vinegar

For the dark spots on the suede shoes use this trick. Before you start cleaning, on the secret place besides sole pour a alcohol vinegar and leave to dry. If the drop does not leave any trace, continue with the procedure. Soak a cloth in vinegar and gently dip until the stain is wet, then wipe with a dry cloth.