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Stain on suede shoes

Texastyle

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I did a search and came up with some conflicting info, so I was wondering if anyone had solid advice on how to clean suede shoes. I remember someone posting a really great video that demonstrated how to do it, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyways....

I got a new pair of suede shoes and wore them out to dinner with a lady friend. Literally within 2 hours of taking them out of the box, the girl spilled tomatoes on my left shoe. They are just desert boots, so I tried using Clark's foaming cleaner and it just ended up making the surrounding area look dull and didn't take the stain out at all. I remember someone saying once that it might be ok to put the whole shoe under some water and then brush the shoe with a suede brush. Does that sound too extreme? Does anyone have any better advice?

Thanks in advance!
 
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I'd probably just wear them and let it dirty up naturally at this rate
 

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I did a search and came up with some conflicting info, so I was wondering if anyone had solid advice on how to clean suede shoes. I remember someone posting a really great video that demonstrated how to do it, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyways....
I got a new pair of suede shoes and wore them out to dinner with a lady friend. Literally within 2 hours of taking them out of the box, the girl spilled tomatoes on my left shoe. They are just desert boots, so I tried using Clark's foaming cleaner and it just ended up making the surrounding area look dull and didn't take the stain out at all. I remember someone saying once that it might be ok to put the whole shoe under some water and then brush the shoe with a suede brush. Does that sound too extreme? Does anyone have any better advice?
Thanks in advance!

I would wash the whole shoe using your cleaner, let them dry, and use the suede brush to raise the nap back up.
 
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Grind up some chalk, put powder on the affected area, dust it off the next day, and brush.
 

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You did remember to apply a stain repellant on your shoes, right?
 

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You did remember to apply a stain repellant on your shoes, right?

I didn't.... noob mistake. I usually do but I was going out that night and totally forgot to spray them before I left.
 

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You did remember to apply a stain repellant on your shoes, right?
If someone can recommend me a Suede stain repellant, that would be awesome!

Also, are there any tricks in cleaning blue stains from raw jeans off light/sand suede shoes? Or any ways to prevent it?

Thanks
 

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Help me solve this.. picked up Alden suede chukkas a few days ago. Last night I went to spray them with stain repellant. In the process, some of the repellent dripped off the can's nozzle and onto the shoe. The drops on the shoe left a stain immediately. Not sure where to start considering what caused the stain..... help?
 

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Help me solve this.. picked up Alden suede chukkas a few days ago. Last night I went to spray them with stain repellant. In the process, some of the repellent dripped off the can's nozzle and onto the shoe. The drops on the shoe left a stain immediately. Not sure where to start considering what caused the stain..... help?

It should fade with time.
 

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