How to Clean Suede Shoes With Water

by Ashley Leonard

You can clean suede shoes with water.

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Suede Shoes are great accessories but they can get dirty from time to time. Cleaning suede might seem difficult but there are ways to remove stains quickly and effectively. Water alone can clean surface dirt and stains on your suede shoes. You should be careful when working with water because too much moisture can be detrimental to the leather.

Items you will need

  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towel
Step 1

Stuff the shoes with paper towels to prevent the shoes from losing their shape. Excess water can cause the suede to warp, so the paper towel keeps the suede shoes stiff.

Step 2

Fill a clean spray bottle with water. You can purchase a spray bottle at your nearest home goods store or supermarket.

Step 3

Spray the entire suede shoe lightly with water. This method works best if there are water stains or tide marks on the shoe. Water should be evenly sprayed on the shoe. Lightly spraying water on the shoe will prevent excess moisture from being absorbed.

Step 4

Blot the water with a cloth or paper towel. While blotting the excess water, lightly rub the surface stains away.

Step 5

Allow the shoe to dry for 30 minutes.

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About the Author

Based in New Jersey, Ashley Leonard has been writing professionally since 2007. Her articles have appeared on rsportscars.com and various other websites. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Marymount Manhattan College.