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5 Shoe-Care Tips

     Hey folks, how are you all doing?  I'm back for some really quick GUY STUFF post.  Though if this applies to the female population as well, go ahead and read on.


     Shoes are the last thing I put on when going out.  You might look so fly with your clothes, but a beaten pair of shoes can definitely hurt your style.  I'm here to give you some practical tips on how to care for your walkers so you can strut with confidence wherever your feet (or fate) might lead you.

     Patent leather shoes are made from superior grade of fine grain leather that goes through a process to achieve that classic glossy look.  Use petroleum jelly to clean your patent leather shoes.  Rub sufficient amount of petroleum jelly onto them, let it stand for a while, then buff with a soft cloth.  Petroleum jelly will also prevents the leather from cracking.  


     Suede shoes are made from a type of leather that uses the underside of the skin.  Due to its textured nature and open pores, suede shoes easily gets dirty and may absorb liquids quickly.  Use masking tape or clear tape to clean dirt off them.  Press it on the affected area and gently take it off.  If you have a suede cleaning brush, you can use it too to dust off your suedes but be gentle because the wire brush might take off the top layer of the leather.  Also make sure that you brush in just one direction, not back and forth.  For heavy stains and scuff, do further reading on this link.


     Nubuck leather shoes is made from top-grain cattle leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side (or the outer side) to produce a velvet-like surface.  If suede leather is created from the inner side of a hide, nubuck is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness along with a fine grain.  Use pencil eraser to clean scuffs or dirt spots off your nubuck leather shoes.  And to make them look good as new, use very fine sandpaper and gently rub the shoe. 


     Applying a little castor oil on your leather shoes can keep them soft and supple.  Let it dry first then go on with your usual cleaning and polishing.  It somehow makes the leather soles waterproof too, so go ahead and put some on the soles as well.

     A pencil eraser can also work wonders on dirty spots and scuffs on your suede shoes, nubuck leather shoes and even your light colored sneakers.  So keep a pencil eraser handy.

     There you go.  Hope you find this article useful.  See you all on my next post!

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Tags: how to clean, care and maintain patent leather shoes, suede shoes and Nobuck leather shoes, how to properly clean, care, and condition your shoes, smart and practical tips on how to clean and care for your shoes

17 comments:

Light said...

wow this is really helpful and I would say i just heard some of the tips here :)

well am not a guy (lol) but I've several shoes where I could use these tips - running shoes, female patent shoes & ladies suede boots :)

THANKS A LOT Mike! :)

Mac Callister said...

nice...helpful tips :-)

pwde ka na magtayo ng kakalaban sa KIWI! LOL

uncle said...

nice info bro mike ...like it !!

Abeg Oth said...

Thanks for the tips. I don't think pecil eraser can be used for making shoes clean.

Embun Pagi said...

good tips, nice sharing, happy day xD

Vin said...

those are nice kicks!!! i disagree, sometimes a "beaten" pair of shoes gives it character. you just need to pair it with clothes that goes well with :)

haha

happy monday Myke!

Tokoh-Tokoh Dunia_sofyan said...

wooooooow kerennnn....
ane coba kali ye....

Ers said...

Wow! I didn't know petroleum jelly can also be used in cleaning a pair of shoes.

very nice.

pelangi sepi said...

nice info..i still support you

Marco | The Soul Explorer said...

matry nga yang petroleum... :) thanks nong!

GLaceTIng said...

Thank you. :D

reina said...

this has been a very informative post myke. two thumbs up...

JC said...

Mike,

You are truly a god among men!

:-)

Mayet said...

hey, thanks sa tips--esp sa pag gamit ng masking tape ;)

have a great day!

NALA YANITHA said...

Like Ur info Mike..Its really help people when they need suggest to caring their shoe..

Michael said...

@JC (13) - LOL! I don't know how to respond to that bro, you caught me off guard. Haha.

Thanks everybody for the visit!

wimble said...

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