How to clean your shoes
There is nothing like a fresh and nice-looking pair of shoes on your feet when you are out and about doing what you do best.
Most of us love that feeling, but an active lifestyle can take a toll on your favourite pair of shoes. Therefore it's a good idea to know how you can properly clean them to keep you and your feet looking sharp for every situation.
Need a couple of simple tricks and tips on how to do that? Fear not as we give you great ways to effectively clean your shoes, no matter the material. Take a look below and learn how to keep your shoes fresh throughout your daily activities.
How to clean your leather shoes
Are your chelsea boots, business shoes or high heels looking a little tired and dirty?
If you are dressing for a meeting with clients, a dinner with friends or a party, cleaning your leather shoes and restoring their original freshness will go a long way to helping you look sharp.
Here is how to do it:
1 Start by removing the laces. Then insert shoe trees, or stuff the shoes with newspaper, to ensure they keep their shape.
2 Brush away any dirt and wipe the shoes with a damp cloth. Stubborn spots or stains can be removed by applying ECCO Foam Cleaner and then leaving to dry for 15 minutes.
3 Gently massage ECCO Smooth Leather Care Cream on to the shoe’s upper and brush the shoe to help the leather absorb the cream. If you do this every day, it will help to keep the leather smooth and supple.
4 Apply ECCO Revive with a cloth for a high shine. Let the shoes dry and wipe away any excess cream before brushing vigorously..
5 Finally, use a water-repellent spray to better protect your shoes against wet weather. Spray the ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away and leave your shoes to dry for 15 minutes.
How to take care of your suede shoes
‘But stay off of my blue suede shoes,’ Elvis famously sang. Suede is still a special material, as a fashionable and timeless alternative to leather. Do you cherish your suede shoes as much as the king of rock ‘n’ roll once did?
Here is how you can clean and take care of your suede shoes in four simple steps:
1 A brush made for suede can be used as a simple treatment for many spot stains. Use the ECCO Nubuck and Suede Eraser.
2 Apply the ECCO Foam Cleaner to a damp cloth and rub the suede, making firm circular motions. This is perfect, if your suede shoes require more cleaning, as it works like shampoo on your skin.
3 Once dry, use the ECCO Nubuck & Suede conditioner to restore the color and softness of the suede. If your shoe has white soles, always use the Transparent version to avoid color transfer from one surface to the other.
4 Finally, use a water-repellent spray to better protect your shoes against stains and wet weather. Spray the ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away and leave to dry for 15 minutes.
How to get a fantastic finish on your fabric shoes
From sneakers to sandals, taking good care of your fabric shoes is the only way to keep them looking fresh.
1 Brush or wipe away any excess dirt with a damp cloth.
2 Apply ECCO Foam Cleaner to a damp cloth and rub the surface to remove any stains. Works well on the inside as well.
3 Use a clean, damp cloth to remove any excess foam.
4 Put paper towels inside the shoes and let them air dry.
5 Finally, use a water-repellent spray to better protect your shoes against stains and wet weather. Spray the ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away and leave to dry for 15 minutes.