How to Clean Ivory Leather Shoes

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Ivory leather is a luxurious material in fashion and is commonly used in high-end shoes. The creamy look makes for a versatile pair of shoes to fit many styles, but one style it won’t fit is worn and dirty. Cleaning your ivory leather shoes is the most important step in preventing aging and ensuring they look their best.

Remove any laces prior to cleaning. Brush away dried dirt or debris gently with a shoe brush. Ensure you use a softer brush, intended for use on leather, and never brush too vigorously, as this can damage ivory leather.

Apply a dime-sized amount of saddle soap to a white washcloth and work up a lather with cool water. Wring out the washcloth to remove excess water, and then, gently wipe down the ivory leather.

Apply half a drop of soap to a soft-bristled tooth brush and work up a lather with water. Use this to, very lightly and carefully, work out any heavier stains.

Run another clean, white washcloth in cold water, wring it out and wipe away soap with the washcloth. Run the washcloth under water, wring out and repeat a few more times.

Use a dry white cloth with small strokes to dry off and polish your ivory leather shoes. Let them sit for 30 minutes, then apply a dime-sized amount of leather conditioner by gently rubbing it in with a clean cloth or clean fingers. Let shoes sit at least an hour before wearing.