How To Clean Suede Boots & Shoes

Everyone knows suede as a cool, stylish leather material, but it can be temperamental when it comes to scuffs, stains, and marks. You might be surprised to know just how easy it is to get your boots and shoes back in shape, clean, and looking good again.

Here is the Ariat step-by-step guide on how to clean mud and marks off suede shoes and boots.

You will need:

How to Clean Your Suede Boots and Shoes

  1. Remove all dirt from the boots and zips with a clean damp cloth
  2. Spray the Ariat Footwear Cleaner evenly all over damp footwear and work into the boot using a brush or sponge. Remove any excess footwear cleaner with a clean damp cloth
  3. Allow the boots to dry naturally at room temperature, away from direct heat and sunlight
  4. In a well-ventilated area, spray the Ariat Footwear Waterproofer evenly all over dry boots. Allow to dry for 12 hours for maximum performance. Remove any excess with a dry cloth

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Footwear

  1. Make sure to clean your boots regularly
  2. Use erasers or a dry brush to remove marks
  3. Use a waterproofing spray after cleaning to defend against the elements
  4. If boots/shoes become saturated remove the insoles and stuff loosely with absorbent newspaper or tissue paper and leave to dry at normal room temperature, away from direct heat
  5. Use boot trees to help retain the shape of tall boots when they are not being worn For Even Longer Wear
    1. Try to avoid wearing the same pair everyday as the combination of humidity and bacteria from your feet can cause faster deterioration
  6. Avoid placing leather boots/shoes near direct heat as this can cause the leather to become dry and brittle, resulting in cracking

Please note always test your cleaning products on a small area of your boot to make sure that you are happy with the end-result before applying all over.