White Leather Shoes looks so much better than black, and I can totally say that they are the new black shoes an essential in every woman’s closet. But keeping them clean pristine is whole another thing.
But it does not have to be, in this post I am sharing some easy ways you can clean and protect your white leather shoes at home which will help you wear them longer.
I have been using the products and doing these shoe care for a while now. And thanks to them, my white leather boots, loafers and sneakers have all stayed white always.
Now no matter how careful you are, white has a way of attracting dirt and spots. We all know that, so I am also sharing preventive measures you can do protect your shoes, so they look like almost new.
Let’s do this.
How to Clean Your White Leather Shoes
Products I am Using
There are only two products I am using here and you only need those two. One of them to protect and one to clean your shoes.
- Leather Lotion for Cleaning – This product is used to clean as well as condition your leather footwear.
- Stain Protectant – You absolutely need this and once you finish reading, you will know why.
Steps For Cleaning:
You should atleast clean your white leather shoes once a month or as soon as you see some big stains. Leather has a habit of soaking the stain as its a very porous material which we all know. If you let the stain stay longer, you might not be able to get it of the shoes. And this is the biggest reason, why people avoid them in the first place.
But if you periodically clean your shoes, you don’t have to worry about the discoloring of white leather and your shoes will always look amazing.
I usually use a cotton towel because its the safest material and will not further stain the shoes. Just pour in a generous amount of the leather solution on to the cloth. Don’t pour it on the shoes. You don’t want to apply way too much and make the shoes too oily.
Applying it with a cloth is a much better way to control how much you are using on the shoes. I usually use it like hand lotion. Once I see that there is no lotion left, I can repour the same if needed.
The leather lotion not only cleans the scuffs and dirt of the shoes, it also conditions the leather which is critical to the shoes longevity.
It reduces the wear and tear and any kind of dryness of the leather than can cause it to tear or break. At the same time the leather also softens and is easier to wear every time. So, if you have a footwear that you haven’t worn for a while, then apply the leather lotion and let it stands, I bet the leather will get softer.
You know what this means, you don’t just use to clean the area which has stains but apply it all over the leather to clean and condition it.
And the awesome part is that you can use it on any colored shoes and not just white.
When to Clean Your Leather Shoes
Prevention is always beer than cure, so you should definitely do this step for brand new shoes. I absolutely do this and that is why you don’t see as many stains on my Gucci Loafers. And I have worn those a lot since I bought them.
As I told you before, white is really easy to stain. It somehow just attracts stain. But what if you you can protect it from any stain in advance. Then you don’t have to worry about any staining do you.
This stain resistant spray is perfect for that. This spray protects all kinds of materials, but specially leather from any kind of stains and liquids. I know isn’t that amazing.
All you need to do is spray it evenly on the shoes. And let it dry for 24 hours before using them. And that’s it. You can do it when you open the new shoes as well as after cleaning and letting your shoes dry.
Just make sure that if you have any hardware on your shoes, you will wipe the spray from it right away. it just makes the hardware not shine as much and we don’t want that do we.
This way every time you know that your shoes are protected from any kind of dirt because lets face it, we have to walk and all of this happens. You cannot pick your road, but you can definitely protect your shoes.
Thats a genius caption, isn’t it.
And that is it, cleaning your white leather shoes and keeping them pristine is that easy thanks to these two products. And I use them on my designer shoes as well, so they are definitely good quality.
Let me know if you have any questions about these products and hope this post was helpful in reducing any kind of worries about wearing white leather shoes.
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I am glad this post was helpful.