Yesterday I decided that my Pierre Hardy sneakers aren't the type that look really good beat up and dirty, even though that's usually how I like my shoes.
I decided to clean them with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and I've gotta say it worked really well. I wasn't going to post any pics until I got some new laces put on them, and took pics of the finished job, but just because anything is better than this game of Marco Polo, here are the before pics.
I will say that the magic eraser took some of the gloss off the leather from what I can tell (it is abrasive after all) so I've gotta find something to treat them with, although I do really like the matte finish it gave them. We'll see.
Hopefully I can find some new laces easily after work, but the few places I went to during lunch only had 40" ones when the ones I took off were ~45" or 120cm or so.