Suede



We're big fans of suede for its serious versatility and fantastic texture. It's made from the underside of the skin, which gives it its trademark napped finish. Suede is very porous, which makes it incredibly comfortable yet susceptible to staining — though people are often afraid of letting

suede near water, the only thing you should really worry about is oil (talcum powder or a suede eraser is an excellent fix.) To give your suede the longest life possible and preserve its texture, use a wire suede brush gently, and often, so that dirt doesn't sit in the nap and stain.

The No-Huddle
(Last Minute)

Gently brush off excess dirt and dust with a wire suede brush — make sure you go in the direction of the nap to remove dirt and keep the suede from getting matted down... and that’s it.

The TWO-MINUTE DRILL
(SUNDAY AFTERNOON)

Remove laces, then gently brush off excess dirt and dust with a wire suede brush, making sure to move with, not against, the nap.

Dilute a capful of Omni Nettoyant in two capfuls of warm water. Use the provided brush to work a lather into the suede, moving in small circles. When you finish the first shoe, rinse the brush and use warm water to brush away any leftover residue.

Pat down with a towel or dry chamois cloth to remove any excess water, then move on to the next shoe. We prefer crumpling up newspaper to stuff, not cram, into the shoes (shoe trees can stretch them) before letting them dry for six hours. Then, use a wire suede brush to bring the nap back to life a little.

Insert shoe trees before putting your shoes away — they’ll absorb moisture and help preserve the shape.

The Ninety-Yard Drive
(Twice a Year)

Remove laces, then gently brush off excess dirt and dust with a wire suede brush, making sure to move with, not against, the nap.

Use the Gommadin suede eraser to rub out any scuffs or dry stains. Expect a little crumbling of the eraser as you work.

Dilute a capful of Omni Nettoyant in two capfuls of warm water. Use the provided brush to work a lather into the suede, moving in small circles. When you finish the first shoe, rinse the brush and use warm water to brush away any leftover residue.

Pat down with a towel or dry chamois cloth to remove any excess water, then move on to the next shoe. We prefer crumpling up newspaper to stuff, not cram, into the shoes (shoe trees can stretch them) before letting them dry for six hours. Then, use a wire suede brush to bring the nap back to life a little.

Apply a light coat of Super Invulner, but don’t get too close — spray from about a foot away to avoid soaking the shoes.

Insert shoe trees before putting your shoes away — they’ll absorb moisture and help preserve the shape.

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