How to Clean Lugz Shoes

by Gail Logan

Keeping a pair of new Lugz shoes clean will help them stay looking new longer, while removing dirt and marks from old shoes may make you feel like you have a new pair of shoes. Lugz shoes made of leather can be cleaned just like other types of leather shoes. Taking the proper steps to preserving your Lugz shoes will safeguard your investment in the shoes. They'll stay better looking longer and won't need to be replaced as quickly, making regular cleaning smart from both an economic and aesthetic perspective.

Items you will need

  • Soft cloth
  • Leather cleaner spray or saddle soap
  • Leather conditioner
Step 1

Remove the laces from the shoe.

Step 2

Remove loose debris and dirt that has embedded itself into the shoe by rubbing the leather with a dry, soft cloth.

Step 3

Spray leather cleaner or rub saddle soap directly onto the cloth.

Step 4

Rub the shoe thoroughly but gently with the cloth, focusing on scuff marks. Reapply cleaner or soap as necessary, and shift the cloth to use a clean section on each new part of the shoe.

Step 5

Apply leather conditioner to a new clean cloth. Apply to all exposed areas on the exterior of the shoe.

Step 6

Apply leather polish to a clean cloth and rub the entire exterior of the shoe, if desired.

Step 7

Allow the shoe to air dry before replacing laces and wearing.


  • Clean Lugz shoes in between deep cleanings by wiping with a smooth, damp cloth. Shoes should be thoroughly cleaned once a month if worn regularly, or as needed if worn more seldom.


  • Do not use regular soaps or cleaners on Lugz, as they can ruin the material. Never place Lugz in a washing machine to clean.

About the Author

Gail Logan is a magazine editor and freelance writer based in Atlanta, AL. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Patrick Henry College. For the past four years, she has written home design, travel and food features for national magazines, including "Coastal Living," "Texas Home and Living," "Log Home Design," and "Country's Best Log Homes." When not writing, she mentors inner-city children.