How to Clean Leather Shoes and Boots?

Don't know how to clean your leather shoes? You can follow these six steps of do-it- yourself experts and learn ways to get rid of difficult stains.

Leather shoes. We are sure that you have leather shoes, boots, sneakers in your closet because they look both beautiful and durable. Knowing how to clean your leather shoes will not only make these shoes look pretty but also contribute to their durability for many years. Here's what you need to know.

Step One: Remove the laces.

If the laces are dirty, you can throw them in the washing machine or get new ones instead.

Step Two: Remove dust and dirt that come off easily.

Remove any dust and dirt that may have stuck to the surface of the skin with a brush or a dry cloth.

Third step: Apply soap.

Mix some dish soap and hot water, dip a cloth into this solution and gently clean the outside of the shoe with this fabric.

Step four: Clean the soap.

Use a second clean, damp cloth to wipe the soapy part. Dry with a towel. Hot and soapy water will also remove water spots and other stains.

Step Five: Skin cream

You can use a skin cream to prevent stain formation and make the surface shine. You can buy these types of creams or you can get them by mixing a few vinegars and two heel linseed oils. Apply this solution to the skin, wait about 15 minutes and wipe with a soft cloth until the skin shines.

Step Six: Drying

Allow your shoes or boots to dry outdoors. Do not leave it to a heater or direct sunlight as this will cause the skin's surface to crack.

Stains will be formed in every way. Here you can remove the stain from the skin in the following ways.

Oil Spots

Pour some baking soda or cornstarch on the stain. Gently rub using a damp cloth. Leave for a few hours or overnight. Baking soda or starch will absorb oil. You can then remove dust using a soft cloth.

Ink Smears

Dip a piece of cotton in nail polish remover or alcohol and slowly apply to the stain. Do not rub, as this can cause the stain to spread. Touch the cotton to the leather surface until the stain is removed. Wipe with a clean damp cloth and then dry with a towel.


Here you can use toothpaste to clean the skin. You can apply a gel-free toothpaste to this area and then rub it with a soft cloth.

Other Spots

Mix the equal amount of lemon juice and tartar cream into a paste. Apply to the stained area and then sit for 30 minutes. You can use a damp cloth to remove this paste from the skin. When lemon juice and tartar cream are mixed, it will have a bleach effect, so use this process only on light colored leather.