Leathers and faux leathers are often dyed, which can bleed onto other areas of a shoe if you are not careful.
- Dampen clean cloth. Add Eucalan to the cloth.
- Wipe cloth on leather. Be cautious not to wet other pieces of the shoe that are not leather to avoid any colour bleeding.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to dry afterwards.
Fabric shoes get dirty easily. You may find online suggestions to toss your fabric shoes in the washer, but this can actually be a bad idea. Washing cycles can be aggressive and the force of the tumbler can warp or tear at the shoe. Instead, prolong your shoes’ lifespan by hand washing them with just some Eucalan, warm water, an old toothbrush, and paper towels.
- Brush off excess dirt with a dry paper towel.
- In a small bowl, mix one teaspoon of Eucalan into two cups of warm water and give it a stir.
- Working on a small section at a time, dip a toothbrush into the Eucalan solution and lightly scrub the fabric. Do not over-wet the fabric. Work with the grain of the fabric, moving all around the shoe to keep the color consistent and prevent spotting.
- Remove any residue with a clean, wet paper towel.
- Blot the fabric with a dry paper towel and allow the shoes to air dry away from direct heat and sunlight. To help some shoes hold their shape, stuff dry paper towels into the toes or heels until the shoe is completely dry.