HOW TO CLEAN AND SUPPORT
You want to clean or take care of your lovely IKKII boots or sneakers? Treat them well and be sure to follow the care instructions below. Using the following steps your boots will shine and keep its quality over a long time:
Step 1: Spray a recently purchased or recently cleaned suede item with one of the many products that protect
against water damage and other stains. As with any fabric, test a small, unseen patch first.
Step 2: Store suede items so that they can breathe. Avoid plastic bags, which prevent air circulation, and opt
for a pillowcase instead to protect clothing from dust. When traveling, store shoes in cotton flannel shoe bags
instead of plastic bags.
Step 3: Keep suede away from light, which will fade the color, and damp conditions, which can encourage growth
of damaging mold and mildew.
Step 4: If suede clothes or shoes get wet, soak up excess moisture with a clean towel. Then allow the suede to
dry naturally; do not use a heat source to speed up the process. After the item dries, restore the nap (the raise
fibers typical of suede) with a suede brush.
Step 5: Use a nail file to remove dry mud and scuff marks on suede shoes. Gently file away the stain with delicate
strokes. A suede brush also works to remove dirt on shoes and clothing.
Step 6: Remove oil stains on suede by rubbing talcum powder or cornmeal directly on the spot. After several
hours, brush off the powder. Repeat if necessary.
Step 7: Keep in mind that major stains will probably require professional care. Take your suede item to someone
who specializes in leather and suede; inexperienced dry cleaners or cobblers can cause more harm than good.
Step 1: Place a small amount of a gentle, moisturizing soap on a damp cloth and bring it to a light lather.
Step 2: Rub the damp cloth on the leather without putting too much water on the leather.
Step 3: Wipe away lather with a fresh damp cloth. Don’t rinse the leather in water.
Step 4: Polish leather with a dry towel.
Step 5: Treat leather with a leather conditioner after it has dried completely.
Step 1: Use a shoe brush to get out any bits of dirt from between the stitching. A shoe brush has soft bristles,
which makes it the perfect candidate for cleaning patent leather shoes.
Step 2: Wash your patent leather shoes in a mixture of mild soap and soft water. Use a soft cloth made of cotton
to wipe down the shoe until it is cleaned. This will prime the shoe for future steps, but you must do this first.
Allow to dry at room temperature before moving to the next step.
Step 3: Use saddle soap with a soft cloth to clean your patent leather shoes. Make sure you clear off any excess
saddle soap. The leather will absorb only as much as it can.
Step 4: You can also apply a leather conditioner to the shoe. This will not only finish off the cleaning process, but
will soften your patent leather shoes a bit for maximum comfort.
Step 5: After cleaning and drying, you should apply a wax or polish to your patent leather shoe. This will protect
the leather from future dirt, but it will also help to waterproof the leather, making for greater longevity.