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Shoe Repair Tips

How to Clean Prada Shoes

clean prada shoes

Has your favorite pair of Prada shoes lost their mojo?

No need to worry.

By following a few expert tips, you can skip a pricey visit to the neighborhood shoe repair and get a pair of nearly new looking footwear too!

Things you”ll need to clean your Prada footwear:

  • Liquid detergent
  • Old T-shirt
  • Old towels
  • Suede brush
  • Cream polish
  • Suede eraser
  • Old newspaper
  • Baking soda
  • Shoe polish applicator
  1. Release the dirt from your pricey suede Prada shoes with a little elbow grease. Rub a suede brush or suede eraser across the top of your suede shoes. These suede-friendly tools will gently release any dirt and grime trapped within the napped leather.
  2. Remove dust and dirt with a quick swipe of soap and water. Mix 1 tsp. of mild liquid detergent and one cup of warm water in the sink. Swirl your fingers around in the bowl to create a soapy mixture.
  3. Dip the edge of an old T-shirt or towel in the suds. Wipe away any sand, dust or dirt off the top and sides of your patent leather or leather shoes. Remove any soapy residue with a towel dipped in warm water. After rubbing with a damp towel or rag, let your Prada footwear dry in a well-ventilated area — away from heat.clean men's prada shoes
  4. Banish black scuffs from your leather Prada's with water and baking soda. Don't let these black marks on the top of your light-colored shoes get your down. For the cost of baking soda and an old rag, you can remove them easily. Dip the rag in warm water and a dime-sized amount of baking soda.
  5. Rub the black streaks gently until they disappear. Air dry away from heat; Voila – new-looking shoes!
  6. Restore dull and dingy-looking leather with a swipe of cream shoe polish. Why use cream polish? It covers stains and nicks without harming the shoe leather. Dip a shoe polish applicator into the polish. Using a circular motion, apply a quarter-sized amount of the polish on the surface of your shoes.  After the polish absorbs into your footwear, let the shoes dry for 30 minutes before wearing.
  7. The most important shoe cleaning and maintenance tip! Before cleaning your shoes, stuff the insides with newspaper to keep their shape.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth Gallagher September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I have a pair of tan canvas boots they need to be cleaned. Should I take to dry cleaner, any suggestions?

    • Reply admin September 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for your comment. If you want to restore the life of your boots, here’s what you should do. Yes, I would call my favorite local dry cleaners and ask their help to find a quality shoe repair shop in your city. Typically, dry cleaners, tailors, seamstresses and designer shoe fixers refer customers to each other. Once I have a minimum of three names, I would call them and ask to email pictures of the shoes to the repair shop for a custom quote.

      Best wishes,
      Mechele

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