Suede pumps are a fashion staple of the winter season. Unfortunately, the winter season can be quite harsh on your beautiful shoes. Wintry elements like rain, sleet, and snow can cause suede to appear tired and flattened. That's no fun! Fortunately, there are ways to keep your suede pumps looking fresh this winter and every winter. You simply need some special tools, a bit of planning, and a few extra precautions.
How to Protect Them
To prevent wear and tear on your suede pumps, start by applying a water and stain repellent. This will help repel dirt and stop stains before they start. Do this even if your suede pumps have already been treated to repel Mother Nature's elements. Applying a water and stain repellent regularly adds an extra layer of protection. A thin application of a suede sealant can last for several months. Just make sure you use a suede brush before and after you treat your pumps. And don't worry: a high quality water and stain repellent will not harm that beautiful suede!
How to Clean and Restore Them
Although there are ways to protect your suede pumps, life happens. After a few months, you may forget to apply a new coat of water and stain repellent. Then one day, you may accidentally step in a muddy puddle.
Don't fret! If your suede pumps get wet, pat the area dry with a clean cloth or towel. Apply a layer of cornmeal or talcum powder, and let it sit overnight. The next day, remove the dry powder with a suede brush.
Dried stains need a different approach. For easy stains like dirt, remove them with a kneaded eraser or emery board. For tougher stains like water and salt, blot them using a small amount of white vinegar and a clean towel.
To tackle tired or flattened suede, scrub it with a clean toothbrush or a soft terrycloth towel. Holding your suede pumps above steam for a few seconds before brushing them can help, too. With proper care, your shoes will look brand new again.
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