How to Clean Suede Boots at Home – 5 Easy Ways


Hey ladies! When it comes to one of the treasured possessions staple in your wardrobe, suede boots are ought to be one of them. Suede boots never go off the trend and therefore, we need to treasure and maintain it from time to time. 

I know, it strains your nerves even with the thought of cleaning your suede boots and you might think of discarding the old and get a new in place of it. But why waste money on the new when your old one can be renewed completely with ease with some brilliant hacks?

5 HACKS to clean your SUEDE BOOTS at home

It is very important to learn the correct ways of cleaning them or else you will lose hold of your favorite boots. And if done correctly, they will look the same even after years and years. So, here we begin with some of the easiest and quickest ways to set your suede boots right:

1.) Soft Bristle Brushes

Yes, you can use any soft bristled tooth brush or a good suede brush to clean your boots. Using a hard brush might damage the soft suede fibers. 

Shacke Suede & Nubuck 4-Way Leather Brush Cleaner

Always remember to go in the direction of the suede fibers or they will fall off soon and look distorted. Another thing to note is that your boots should be completely dry while brushing.

2.) White Vinegar

Always brushing won’t do the job. You need some chemicals for cleaning those spots on your boots. White vinegar is the easiest available fix for this.

White Vinegar on suede boots

Put a considerable amount of white vinegar on a piece of clean cloth. Rub gently on the spotted area of the suede in the direction of the suede fibers. Your stains would be gone.

Don’t forget to dry your boots after that and brush with a suede brush or a tooth brush.

3.) Suede Eraser

Suede Eraser

Suede eraser does the same job that is to clean the spots from your boots. A number of them are available in the market. The best suede stain eraser that we recommend is Kiwi Suede and Nubuck Stain Eraser that has a ton of positive reviews on Amazon.

4.) Hair Dryer

Of course you cannot leave your boots wet. They will stain badly if there is moisture locked in it. After cleaning it with any liquid all you need to do is to strip all the moisture off your boots.

Using-Hair-Dryer on boots

For this, just take your hair dryer and blow it in the direction of the suede fibers. Then keep the boots under the sun for 10-15 minutes and your boots are completely dry.

5.) Washing

Obviously you cannot dip your boots in water to wash it. All you can do is take a mild shampoo, make a froth of it. Take a piece of clean cloth and rub the boots in the direction of the fibers. Don’t forget to wipe with clean water after it.


Suede shoes always tend to be exposed to scratches, marks and scuffs. But this doesn’t mean you will stop wearing them. Hope now you know the right ways to maintain your suede boots.

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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