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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rub the black streaks gently until they disappear. Air dry away from heat; Voila – new-looking shoes!
- 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.
- The most important shoe cleaning and maintenance tip! Before cleaning your shoes, stuff the insides with newspaper to keep their shape.