How to Clean Diesel Shoes

by Mimi Abney ; Updated September 28, 2017

Diesel shoes can be cleaned in tjust a matter of minutes.

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Whether they are suede or leather, Diesel shoes require a precise cleaning technique to remove dirt and grime without damaging the leather or suede material. To extend the life of your Diesel footwear, clean your shoes weekly.

Clean your Diesel leather footwear with a soap and water mixture. Mix a capful of liquid detergent and 1 cup of cold water in a basin. Dip an old rag into the soapy solution. Clean the surface of the shoes using an old rag. Remove any remaining soap residue with a rag dipped in lukewarm water. Let your shoes dry away from the heat.

Remove dirt from your suede Diesel shoes with a suede eraser or brush. Gently rub the eraser or brush across the surface of your footwear. The brush or eraser will release the dirt trapped in the napped suede leather.

Erase black scuffs on your leather shoes with baking soda and water. Dip a soft cloth in water, then baking soda, and rub the spots on your shoes gently. Remove any baking soda residue with a clean rag dipped in lukewarm water. Air dry your Diesel shoes away from heat.

Rub cream polish into leather footwear to restore and moisturize the leather. Apply the polish with a shoe applicator. Rub the cream vigorously into the shoes until the shoe polish absorbs into the leather. After polishing, allow the Diesel shoes to dry completely for 30 minutes.


  • To maintain the shape of your footwear while cleaning with soap and water, stuff the inside of the shoes with newspaper.

    Apply a clear paste shoe polish to your footwear to keep the leather color from fading.

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About the Author

Mimi Abney is a lifestyle writer specializing in online content for women. Her work has appeared in and "Keepsake Magazine," among other publications. With over 15 years of writing and editing experience for the web and print, Abney is also a contributor to online health, beauty and fashion publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College.