Suede shoes look and feel good. They have a beautiful aesthetic and works really well paired with your autumn and winter outfits.
Whether it’s rain damage or scuff marks, suede shoes can be prone to damage just like any other raw material. But knowing how to protect and take care of the suede is essential to keeping them in good condition. We made you a list of tools and tricks so you can take proper care of your shoes.
As soon as you invest in a pair of new suede shoes, treat them with a waterproof protective spray before wearing them outside. This will act as a barrier against rain, puddles, and mud and will help to prevent the color from fading and reduce the chances of stains.
We recommend spraying your suede shoes with our shoe protector spray. Spray the shoes from a 20cm distance, as straight and evenly as possible. Let them dry for at least 12 hours and repeat once a month for optimal protection.
You can use a suede brush to maintain your shoes and brush off dried stains and dirt. Make sure your shoes are completely dry. Use your suede brush to gently brush away the stains in a small motion with a light hand. But be very gentle and only use it on the surface.
If necessary, brush against the nap of the suede but always finish brushing in the direction of the natural grain to maintain the smooth finish of the material.
Avoid wet weather
Suede and wet weather is not the best mix. The easiest way to protect your suede boots and shoes from stains is to avoid wearing them on days when you are likely to come into contact with wet weather conditions such as rain and snow.
Suede is a natural material and will adapt to your use of it and shape around your feet.
Use a microfiber cloth without any washing liquids or water on it, to clean the material from any dirt or dust.
Take good care of them
We do not recommend biking or driving a car when wearing your roccamores, as they can be damaged. Local shoemakers can repair most general damages, but take extra care of not scratching the material, as it is unique and can be almost impossible to repair.
How to store them
Leather needs to breathe. Give your shoes a 24h dry-timeout once a week, especially if you wear them daily. Otherwise, the leather can harden and may start to smell.
Store your leather shoes in a cool, dry place. Cold air kills odor, so you can leave your shoes out for a fresher experience, when possible. Never store your shoes in a plastic bag or box; as they can stiffen when leather is not able to breathe.