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How to protect suede boots.

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
It is September, so naturally I obtained a pair of Alden chocolate suede Alden Boots (Plaza last) from Leathersoul. Should I spray these with any protective solution before I wear them? Thanks in advance,

--ELG
post #2 of 11
Some say spray them and some say just wear them. I am on the side of spraying first cannot hurt. I wear my suede all year and in the rain. With the spray they always looks good and have not had any issues.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

Some say spray them and some say just wear them. I am on the side of spraying first cannot hurt. I wear my suede all year and in the rain. With the spray they always looks good and have not had any issues.

+1 I've sprayed all mine with Collonil Suede Spray, havent a clue if it works as i havent a pair i didnt spray but nonetheless they all have survived very inclement weather and still look fine. I'm with Mr K i wear mine all weathers and all seasons after advice from a couple Northampton manufacturers. They informed me that in most cases suede holds up far better than calf and i have to say after a few winters all of my suede looks good.
post #4 of 11
I spray all my suede shoes & boots and love sniffing them after. Nothing like a nice Suede Protector high. When they need it I give them a going over with a damp terrycloth, let dry and spray 'em again. When brushing your suede use a suede brushing tool. Avoid those thick wire brushes as they will destroy the nap over time.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

Some say spray them and some say just wear them. I am on the side of spraying first cannot hurt. I wear my suede all year and in the rain. With the spray they always looks good and have not had any issues.

Can you recommend a good spray?
post #6 of 11
I wish I sprayed my suede shoes. It hadn't rained in months and the one day that I decide to wear my suede boots I got drenched.
post #7 of 11
I always use NikWax to waterproof my suede...
post #8 of 11
If I had Aldens I'd spray. But I have some J. Crew ones and I just wear them.
post #9 of 11
Once they do get wet would it just be better to get them wet all over so that the color is the same everywhere?
post #10 of 11
Leffot Blog-Suede wash down
http://blog.leffot.com/2009/11/20/suede-wash-down/

I stopped using protector after reading this blog post and watching the video.
That said, of course I do still use a suede brush a eraser.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE ADVICE!
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