Having a clean gleaming pair of shoe adds the finish and glamour to your outfit. Imagine getting ready to go to an interview that will land you your dream job and after you have your nice tailored suit only for you to notice that your dress shoe looks terrible. A great, clean pair of shoe will always boost your confidence. Whether you are going to your wedding, a meeting in the office or on a nice evening date having the perfect cleaned shoe should always be of utmost importance. Fortunately, cleaning a pair of dress shoes is not rocket science although it takes time and commitment. We have a few tips to get you started in attaining that clean sleek pair of dress shoe to keep you looking sharp and to help maintain your shoe. There are two types of dressing shoes leather and suede shoes and they both need to be cleaned thoroughly to maintain them and extend their life cycle.
Here are a few steps on how to get a clean pair of dress shoe so as to make it a best shoe to wear with walking boot;
Step 1: brush or wipe away surface dirt and debris
When cleaning the shoes always remove the laces because they only get in the way of you cleaning your dress shoe. Cleaning and removal of the dirt can be achieved by the use of horsehair brush that usually comes with the shoe cleaning kit. The more often you clean your shoes it makes them easier to maintain and it increases the durability of your shoe.
Step 2: rub away stubborn stains and scuffs.
For the stubborn stains that wouldn’t come off easily, you need to use a little force but be careful not to damage the shoe. Use a piece of clean cloth and apply a small amount of saddle soap or leather soap to make sure that the shoe is thoroughly cleaned. To clean the stains caused by road salt you should use two to one mix of water and white vinegar and lightly dampen the shoe with the mixture and not to saturate it. For the clumpy layers of old polish try using nail polish remover and wipe off gently.
Step 3: polish the shoes for that final glamour
To give your shoe that glamour look you need to apply cream polish or wax for the leather dress shoe. Apply a small amount of polish to a brush and work it a circular manner. Ensure that the polish is evenly spread all over the shoe. After applying the polish buff the shoe with a clean piece of cloth or another clean brush. Buffing evens out the polish or wax to give your shoe that shiny, clean look.
Step 4: spit shine
This is the last step in cleaning your dress shoe. If you want to achieve that mirror-like shine to your shoes then a spit shine is important. Polish and buff at least twice and leave the dress shoe to dry preferably overnight. Then, after the shoe is dry sprinkle a few drops of water to the shoe and give it a final buff for that perfect shine glamour.
Now you can achieve that perfect and glamorous look to your dress shoe. No more embarrassing moments when you look at your shoe clashing with your outfit. Boost your confidence with a nice and clean dress shoe.
All the best!