How to clean leather shoes?

by Concordia

How do I clean leather shoes? Please give me your best cleaning tips.

  7 answers
  • I would start by brushing off any loose dirt. Use a damp cloth to wipe the leather of any dirt that's still showing. Then use some saddle soap according to the directions. When the shoes are dry, polish with black shoe polish and buff with a soft bristle shoe brush.

  • Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap, dip a soft cloth into it, wring it out and wipe the exterior surfaces of the shoe. Use a second clean, damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Dry with a towel. Warm, soapy water will also remove water stains and scuffs.

  • Emily Emily on Jan 12, 2020

    I would use either saddle soap or black shoe polish, well brushed after applying. I remember shoe stands throughout cities and a time when it was important to have properly brushed clean shoes.

  • Shoe polish would be my first suggestion.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jan 13, 2020

    Hi this is Peggy. Our shoes do get us thru all types of weather and cleaning them is important. Hope this helps you. How to Clean Shoes - Best Way to Clean Leather Shoes

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    Dec 5, 2017 - Our shoes put up with a lot: walks through the pouring rain, spills while making dinner, and, oh you know, getting trampled all day long.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 31, 2017

    Coconut oil to clean and condition the leather . White toothpaste on the sole if they are sneakers .

  • William William on Jul 31, 2017

    I sell a lot of shoes on Ebay. Leather and man made material. I needed one go to cleaner for what I sell. I clean everything I sell with white toothpaste (not gel). Except clothing.

    Wipe off any loose dirt, mud, grass, debris.

    Toothpaste is a surprisingly effective cleaner on leather shoes. Dab a small amount of toothpaste on a damp cloth. Gently rub the shoes in a circular motion.

    Scrub any stains and dirt away with an old damp toothbrush.

    When you're finished, wipe away the dirt and toothpaste with a damp cloth or paper towel.

    Dry your shoes initially with a dry cloth or dry paper towels. Then let them sit and dry indoors, away from direct sunlight.

    Also works on jewelry, copper, brass, porcelain, ceramics, plastics.