Cleaning Leather Shoes
- Use a soft bristle shoe cleaning brush to gently brush off dry dirt.
- If the shoes are very dirty, wash them using a soft shoe cloth dipped in some mild soap or washing up liquid. Rinse out the cloth and wipe the soap off the shoes.
- Let the shoes dry thoroughly. Avoid leaving them near a hot radiator or in bright sunshine as this might cause the leather to crack.
- If your shoes have white stains on them from road salt, then you can remove them by dipping a cloth in an equal parts mixture of white vinegar and water. Wipe them again with a clean, damp cloth.
- Use a shoe polish dauber to apply polish to your shoe. Avoid getting polish on non-leather parts of the shoe. Rub the polish in with another soft cloth.
- If your shoe laces are mucky, then they can be removed and put in a small cotton bag and washed in the washing machine, or else you can try hand washing them.
You can buy a complete shoe cleaning kit or put together your own but it’s a good idea to keep everything together in one place, ready to use.