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Suede's Resilience (Cleaning Your Shoes)


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Apr 5, 2009
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Since I first bought suede shoes I have been seeing conflicting reports on the effect water will have on suede. Lots of people say they will only wear them during the dry months of summer and others saying they wear them in snow. Then, last week, I saw this video linked in a thread here. So, I took an old pair and give it a shot.

First off, if you have suede protector on your shoes, you have almost nothing to worry about. I put my shoes under a running tap and all the water did was roll off without the slightest hint of damage. It wasn't until I started scrubbing the shoe that the water even began to soak in.

After that, I just did what was in the video and the shoes dried out fine and look like new. I am now totally confident that suede shoes can be worn in any circumstance that any calf shoe would find itself in.

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