The best way to clean leather shoes

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the New Balance 550 is one of the most popular shoes on the market. Since New Balance decided to bring them back in 2020, the 550 has proven to be the brand's most successful foray into the world of hype and limited sneakers.

We recently had a customer bring their sneakers to us in hopes that we could restore them. The shoe was involved in a house fire and is quite beat up. Between ash, smoke damage and soot, the once white leather upper is no longer shiny.

Do you have a pair of leather shoes that could use a little work? You are in the right place. We have the best method to clean leather shoes.

The same method we used for the New Balance can be used to thoroughly clean any leather shoe. Smoke damage or not, it's important to keep your shoes fresh and clean. This cleaning method will not only rid your shoes of dirt, but also eliminate germs and bacteria.

Let's go through the cleaning process, step by step.

How to clean your leather shoes with RESHOEVN8R

To clean your shoes, you will need:

- Essential Kit

- Laundry Bag

- 8oz solution

- Laundry pods

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1. Remove the shoelaces and insert the shoe tree

  • The shoe tree will provide the structure needed for proper deep cleaning. Leave it on during the entire cleaning process, ESPECIALLY when it will be in the washing machine.

2. Clean the insole, tongue and upper with the soft bristle brush and solution.

  • Move the brush in a circular motion. Don't worry about applying too much pressure, the soft brush is designed to clean delicate materials.
  • Our multipurpose solution naturally conditions your skin while cleansing.

3. Scrub the midsole and deep stains with the medium brush and solution

  • Midsoles are especially difficult to clean, be sure to pay close attention to deeper stains on this area of ​​your shoes.

4. Clean the sole thoroughly with the stiff brush and the solution

  • For next-level cleaning, use a screwdriver or toothpick to remove rocks, dirt, and anything else caught in the traction pattern of your shoes.
  • Don't neglect this step! Cleaning the sole is essential to any deep cleaning.

5. Place your shoes in your Sneaker Laundry Bag and place a detergent capsule and shoelaces in the included case.

6. Wash your shoes on a normal cycle with cold water, then let them air dry

  • Never put your shoes in the dryer.

You did!

Congratulations; you just learned the best method to clean your leather shoes! How does it feel to know you'll never have to live in dirty sneakers again?

As for our client and his fire-damaged New Balance 550s, the results are astonishing. The Signature Kit did its job. The shoes are by no means perfect, but they've definitely been given a new life thanks to RESHOEVN8R.

Frequent questions

Shoebuya is the only Italian seller authorized to sell the Reshoevn8r brand, you can find all the products for the care of your sneakers on our website

Of course, if you don't have time to clean your shoes, we offer a cleaning service.

Our specialists are eager and ready to take care of your sneakers so as to give them a new look!

Click here to bring us your shoes!

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Reviews on Reshoevn8r


The Michael Jordan of shoe washers
The best shoe cleaning product around. I have been cleaning shoes for a long time and it is the best ever.

James A.

I will never use another sneaker cleaner. I've tried others in the past but always noticed they contained more water than anything else. I can clean anything, by far the best cleaner on the market

Marco B.

Shoes like new!!
I loved this cleaning kit, I was skeptical before using it because it was the first time. I thought maybe the dirt would stay there, but I was wrong. After using this product, my shoes looked like new!

Emre A.