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Cleaning Your Shoes: A Step-By-Step Guide

It’s that time of year when the paths are ridden with slippery, squelching mud and never-ending puddles. The wet, winter weather has led to many muddy pathways that are just unavoidable at this time of year. After all the rain and mud we’ve endured on our wintry walks, it’s no surprise that our shoes have been left in a bit of a sorry state! If you’re wondering how to get your shoes ‘as good as new’ again, then here’s our step-by-step guide to cleaning your shoes that’ll have them looking spick and span in no time!

Muddy boots Shoeboy's cleaning brush

1. Boot the mud

First things first, knock off all that nasty mud! Our Shoeboy’s Shoe Polish brush is perfect for shoes in need of a clean! The sturdy upper and powerful bristles make cleaning your shoes a quick and easy job. If you’re struggling to get all the mud off, then our Shoeboy’s combi clean brush has various bristles and edges, making it ideal for cleaning those hard-to-reach places!

2. Wipe the shoes with a damp cloth

Ensure the cloth is not soaking wet, as this will make the mud worse. Apply a warm, damp cloth to the shoe and gently wipe the area clean. Start by wiping the sole, then begin cleaning the upper material.

Shoeboy's Combi Clean & Care Spray for Cleaning Your Shoes

3. Spray them clean

Our Shoeboy’s Combi clean & Care spray will not only remove unwanted dust and dirt, but they also help care for the shoe’s surface. To use, spray the product on a sponge, wipe onto the top of the shoe, and watch as your shoes are transformed from a ‘muddy mess’ to a ‘shiny miracle’.

Drying after cleaning your shoes

4. Leave the shoes to dry

Once all the excess mud and dirt has been wiped off from thoroughly cleaning your shoes, leave them out to dry.

Scholl Fresh Step Shoe Spray

5. The finishing touch

Nobody likes sweaty odours! For ultimate freshness, spray the inside of your shoes with our Scholl Fresh Step Shoe Spray. This dual action formula provides 24hr protection and freshness, allowing you to walk with confidence.

Don’t put off cleaning your shoes, the longer you leave them, the worse they’ll get. With this simple guide, your shoes will be looking ‘as good as new’ in no time!

Discover our full shoe care range HERE.

Of course, if your shoes are beyond having a good clean, why not check out our New Arrivals here?

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