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New sneaker care/protection questions

rbf1138

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I just bought two new pairs of sneakers, both inexpensive New Balances (Arishi and Cruz v2 knit with nubuck). I have a Saphir suede protectant spray I use on nicer shoes but wasn’t sure whether it was worth using on either of these two. What about the white parts of the shoe that are the “fresh foam” material (or just the white part on sneakers in general). Anything to spray or coat them with to help them stay cleaner? They're cheap sneakers but I really dig them and they phase out colors enough that I want them to last as long as possible and still look clean.

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alantrickman

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I have quite a few sneakers like NB and similar brands, both in leather and suede, but I never spray them with any sort of protectant. After each wear, I just wipe the midsole and sole with a wet wipe, keep the shoes out of the box overnight to air out, then back in the box the next day. Honestly that's all it takes for the most part. Never had any problems, but I also am a bit careful about when I wear certain sneakers. I usually never take out suede stuff in the rain etc.
 

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