Different Types of Cleaning Methods for Different Types of Shoes

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Since not everyone has the disposable income to purchase all the different types of shoes that could fitly correspond to the demand that it asked for. I think it would be reasonable to know how to keep the few ones that we have, to keep them clean let alone what product to use on these finishes so as to prolong the use of our overburdened footwear.  Take the example of leather for instance.  Leather is made from the skin of various animals.  The animals hide is tailored to form many different types of finishes; it could either be vegetable dyed or tanned leather; the two most common ones.  There are many different chemicals and coloring used for tanned leather in order to achieve the desired finish, and so the best type of cleaner for this type of show material is a cream cleaner since it picks out dirt while restoring the natural shine of the oil.  Water proof spray cleaners or liquid cleaners will stain the shoe permanently.

Therefore it is not enough to combat dirt on leather after every wear by using a dry cloth to wipe off as much dirt and debris, using the right kind of shoe cleaner is also very important.

Cleaning canvas made shoes is different, since you need to wait for it to dry first before trying to clean it, and not right after its use.  The same thing with Suede; it too must be dealt with when they are completely dry.  Try not to get scrape of graze marks in your Suede shoes which can damage it if it is not handled properly.

Rubber which is so far the easiest material to get back into its original form because it is compose of a more durable texture but nonetheless an enemy to strong solvents, therefore when it comes to these type of finish, one has to be careful when choosing a cleaning agent.  It is also easy to clean shoes that are made from mesh material.  One defamer however it that they are mostly surrounded by another material.  In cleaning this type of shoe, you should clean the mesh last because it is easy to clean, so the other type of material should be cleaned first before the mesh.

This all boils down to mean determining what is the right method in cleaning each finish and having a fair understanding of what cleaner and protector to use. To understand more about shoe cleaners, check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_polish.

Another very important tip is the use of cedar shoe trees for leather and other shoe finishes.  What we don’t realize is that our feet produces at least a fourth cup of moisture or up to a half cup when active.  If you wear your shoes the whole day, then all this moisture will tend to disfigure its structure, and with shoe trees, its natural structure will be reawakened when unused and allowed to dry.

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