Suede and nubuck leather

  • Get a special suede cleaning brush to clean with. Use short strokes in the same direction—not back and forth or circular—to buff away scuff marks and raise the nap.
  • If the brush isn’t getting the dirt out, try a pencil eraser.
  • To remove water stains, use a small, soft paintbrush to moisten the entire outside of the shoe. Blot excess water with a towel or sponge and air dry overnight with shoe trees inside. Use the suede brush to restore the nap when completely dry.
  • Give shoes a light coat of protecting spray after each cleaning.