Suede Care - It’s one for the money

There is a common misconception that suede shoes are high on maintenance and require you to be quite delicate with them. In truth if you know how to maintain suede shoes, you will find that they are easier to maintain than leather shoes and have a longer life. Unlike leather shoes you do not need to wax or polish them on a regular basis. Neither do they get scuffed nor do they show wear as easily as leather. However, there does exist a wide array of suede care tools on the market to further extend the life of these shoes, but it is not absolutely necessary to possess this large gamut. These products include special suede brushes for cleaning your shoes, suede erasers to remove stains, water repellent sprays, recolor sprays and special suede shampoos.

The basic care required for a suede shoe is only for you to make sure that at the end of a long day any dirt collected is either brushed off or wiped clean with a damp cloth. Along with this you may choose to purchase a recolor spray that is the color of your shoes and apply it as frequently as you like to keep your shoes looking brand new. When applying the spray make sure you do it the night before to give it ample time to dry off. As always when using any spray you should do so in a well ventilated area.

A great example of Alberto Torresi’s suede shoes lies in the loafer or casual shoes section of the e-store. Benny, very literally is a pair of blue suede shoes. The quality of leather is very high, but requires only a minimal wipe-down. This pattern can be found under the name of Agostino in different colours like black and brown, or Gherardo that takes the idea of a fun pair of suede shoes one step further. All of the designs are a low cut around the ankle, which may allow for some amount of dust to gather within the shoe. Thus it is important not to forget to care for the inside of the shoes as well.

The Alberto Torresi blog has interesting articles to highlight different methods of care. Thus like with any other footwear, suede shoes require a certain amount of care to make the best use of them.

‘It's one for the money

Two for the show

Three to get ready…

But don't you step on my blue suede shoes’

Elvis Presley stressing on the importance of suede shoes.

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