How to clean leather, vegan leather, synthetic leather and other leather sneakers

Wondering how to clean your Nike Air Force 1, how to clean your Adidas Stan Smith or any other leather, vegan leather, synthetic leather sneaker? This easy to follow step-by-step leather/synthetic leather sneaker cleaning tutorial will help you to extend the life of your favourite sneakers.

PLEASE NOTE
Do not use too much water while cleaning leather as it may damage the material.
For some types of leathers, you may want to use our Microfiber Cloth or our Premium Brush as it will prevent any damages to the leather. 


Remember to always test the product on a small area first.

How to clean leather, vegan leather, synthetic leather and other leather sneakers

  • Take off the laces and immerse them in a bowl of hot water with a rational amount of our cleaning solution. Then wash them by hand as if you were soaping your hands.
  • Remove excess dirt by dry brushing the sneakers and clapping the soles together.
  • Spray a generous amount of our cleaning solution on the sneakers. Let it rest for a while (1 to 20 min). Our cleaning solution will start dissolving the stains.
  • Dip the brush into a bowl of clear warm water. Brush the shoe in straight motion. Do not apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the leather. Let the bristles of the brush do the job.
  • Wipe clean with the microfiber towel.
  • Repeat steps 3 to 5 if needed. Leave to dry.

Cleaning tips for leather, vegan leather, synthetic leather and other leather sneakers

  • Put your hand, a shoe tree or a cloth in the sneaker. This will stretch the sneaker so you can reach every area during the cleaning process.
  • Use our Microfiber Cloth to clean the remaining stains with the help of your index finger by applying enough pressure.
  • Put a cloth, a shoe tree or a newspaper to keep the shape of your sneakers while drying.
  • Air dry the sneakers. Keep them away from heat sources.
  • You can lather a leather sneaker with a conditioner which will moisturize the leather and help keep it supple. Not applicable for synthetic leather sneakers.