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.
Items you will need
- Liquid detergent
- Old rag
- Suede eraser
- Suede brush
- Baking soda
- Cream polish
- Shoe applicator
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.
Never apply polish to wet shoes.