This will also return the nap texture to the suede.
Leather is known for its durability. Many people feel confident in investing in leather shoes, since they will last longer and look better in the long run. However, shoes do get dirty. We walk in mud, in streets, on sidewalks and in gum. A good wash is certainly in order every now and then. Leather shoes can be washed in the washing machine. The shoes will come out cleaner and newer looking. Untie the shoelaces and loosen them in order to open up the shoe.
This will allow the shoes to get a thorough cleaning. Set the washing machine to either cold or warm. Using hot water could cause damage to the leather shoes. You will want the temperature to remain below 80 degrees but above 40 degrees.
This is an optimal temperature for leather shoes. Set the load to small. This will use less water and prevent the shoes from getting more water than they need.
Be sure to wash the shoes by themselves. Unlike other items you wash, leather shoes have the potential for the stain rubbing off the shoes. This could damage other items you are washing. Give the slippers a good ten minutes to soak after you give them the mild scrub.
After the slippers have soaked, go ahead and let the water out of the sink. Turn the faucet on at about the same warm setting as before and give the slippers a thorough rinse. You can refill the sink with clean water to rinse them.
Let them soak for ten minutes. You can also rinse them under the running faucet for two or three minutes to get all the soap out.
Remove the excess water. This can misshape them. Instead, press down on them at several points to remove the excess water. Set the slippers aside to air dry. You can also use a warm setting on a blowdryer to dry them out. Wipe with a towel. You cannot machine wash or hand wash suede slippers by submerging them.
If you spill something on the suede, use a clean towel to blot and wipe at the spill. If not, stick with a dry towel. Use a suede cleaning kit. If the spill can stain the suede and you know the towel treatment alone will not suffice, then use a suede cleaning kit on the exterior. This will also return the nap texture to the suede. Use a baby wipe on the interior. Baby wipes allow you to scrub out the slippers without wetting the suede. This works for both cotton and fleece-lined interiors.
You can alternatively dampen a washcloth and dab just a drop or two of wool detergent or another mild soap such as baby shampoo on the washcloth before using it to scrub the soft insides of the slippers.
Use a clean damp washcloth to wipe out the detergent. Once cleaned out, use a clean, damp washcloth to wipe out the insides. Remove any leftover detergent. Baby wipes are mild enough that this might not be necessary, but it will be if you use the couple drops of wool detergent or baby shampoo. Allow them to air dry. Wads of newspaper are actually a great way to absorb moisture without using heat, so you can stuff the insides with balled up newspaper to help dry them out more quickly.
Use a leather-safe soap. You should only treat the exteriors with products designed for leather shoes. This includes non-enzyme liquid soaps designed for leather products. Shine them with a soft, cotton cloth. After cleaning them with a leather cleaner, let them sit for approximately five minutes.
Then shine the slippers with a clean, soft, cotton cloth. Apply a leather shoe conditioner. To keep leather slippers soft and moisturized, apply a leather shoe conditioner after cleaning. Apply the conditioner as directed to help them age better. Use baby wipes to clean out the insides of the slippers. For fleece-lined slippers, use the same process as with fleece-lined suede slippers.
Namely, baby wipes, which are low in moisture and contain a mild detergent. You can alternatively use a mildly damp washcloth with just one or two drops of wool detergent or baby shampoo to scrub out the insides of the slippers.
This method requires using a second damp washcloth to remove any excess soap afterward. Allow the slippers to air dry. You will need to give them time to air dry. As with the suede slippers, you can use a wad of newspaper inside the slipper to help draw the excess moisture out of the lining, which will hasten the drying process a bit.
I would suggest rinsing them out in the sink, and then laying them out on a towel to dry after gently squishing the water out of them. Never wring, hang, or put your cashmere stuff in the dryer. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2.
Jan 10, · Best Answer: I wash sneakers in the washing machine but I don't throw slippers into the machine. Even though yours look pretty sturdy, I just would not chance it, if it were me. Through past experience I learned to keep two types of slippers, indoors and outdoors multiformo.tk: Resolved. Washing UGGs in the washing machine may seem like an easy way to brighten a pair of soiled boots, but it's not recommended because the boots should never be fully saturated with water. The harsh agitation of the machine could also cause irreparable harm to the suede and sheepskin. The proper way to clean the boots is to carefully handwash. Set the load to small. This will use less water and prevent the shoes from getting more water than they need. Be sure to wash the shoes by themselves. Unlike other items you wash, leather shoes have the potential for the stain rubbing off the shoes. This could damage other items you are washing.