Comment entretenir les chaussures en suède / daim?

Complete Guide to Maintaining Your Suede/Suede Shoes

At RADAR we like the most fashionable pairs, however depending on the season this can mean that the shoes are adorned with suede or suede in other words. This cozy and daring material is difficult to maintain if you don't know how to do it. That's why RADAR Cannes shares 7 tips to keep this suede radiant all year round.

1. Regular brushing

Regular care for your suede shoes starts with brushing. Use a brush specifically designed for suede, preferably with soft bristles. Gently brush the surface to remove dust, dirt and debris. This will prevent the particles from becoming embedded in the fibers and thus prevent the formation of stains.

2. Treat Stains Quickly

If you get a stain on your suede shoes, act quickly. Use a suede eraser or crepe brush to gently scrub the stain. Do not use water, as it may damage the suede. If the stain is stubborn, try using a cleaning spray made specifically for suede, but test it on a small hidden area first to avoid damage.

3. Protection against water and humidity

Suede is water sensitive and can be damaged by water stains. To protect your shoes, apply a suede waterproofing spray. Be sure to spray evenly over the entire surface and allow to dry completely before wearing them outside, especially on rainy days.

4. Talc to absorb moisture

If your suede shoes get wet, do not dry them near a direct heat source, as this may cause the material to harden. Instead, stuff the shoes with newspaper or paper towel to absorb moisture. Then sprinkle talcum powder inside to speed up the drying process.

5. Brush the right way

When brushing your suede shoes, be sure to brush the right way. This means brushing in the direction of the fibers to avoid damaging them and preserve their velvety appearance.

6. The use of white vinegar

White vinegar can be used to remove stubborn stains from suede. Mix a small amount of white vinegar with equal parts water, then gently apply the mixture to the stain using a clean cloth. Let it dry naturally.

7. Proper storage

When you're not wearing your suede shoes, be sure to store them properly. Use wooden shoe trees to maintain their shape and avoid placing them in direct sunlight as this may discolor the suede.

By following these simple but essential tips, you can extend the life of your suede shoes and keep them in top condition. Remember that the key to keeping suede in good condition is prevention and regular maintenance. Invest in good care tools, follow the proper steps, and you can enjoy your suede shoes for many years to come. For more advice, don't hesitate to stop by the store at RADAR Cannes, 4 rue Macé.

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