It’s Thursday, So Let’s D.I.Y – How To Clean Your Satin Shoes
It’s Thursday, we should be throwing it back but instead let’s DIY. Taking care of your shoes is important. They will only look good on your feet when they maintain the original state they were bought.
Satin, Suede and Velvet are usually the most delicate materials to maintain, especially on this side of the world where we have to deal with a lot of dust. I will touch on all shoe upper materials in subsequent posts but today i’d start with Satin.
Satin is one of those fabrics that have a high shine, smooth, glossy and usually of silk. It’s high lustre feel makes it lush and rich and it’s one fabric that i really like especially for shoes.
The same things that attract me to satin is the same thing that makes me want to stay away. Simply put, a stained or damaged looking pair of satin shoes are the worst.
In these quick and easy steps, tried and trusted, here’s how to clean and generally maintain your stained satin shoes from red wine to mud stains and simple dirt marks. This has worked many times for me with mud stains. Ensure to carry out a spot test (clean a small portion first).
Cleaning Satin Heels
Prepare Your Shoes
It is important you prep your shoes. This simply means using a dry piece of cloth to rub on the entire area of the shoe to remove any dirt on it. *Follow the smooth line of the fabric and not in the opposite direction*