PU leather shoes are artificial shoes made of polyurethane, which have poor wear resistance and do not require special care. The shoes with the artificial leather surface are relatively easy to clean, as long as the leather surface is cleaned with a damp cloth and immediately wiped off the water with a dry cloth, the specific steps can be carried out according to the general cleaning steps of canvas shoes. Be careful not to wipe the upper with the maintenance oil of the leather shoes. Let’s find out together!
How to wash PU leather shoes?
The shoes with the artificial leather surface are relatively easy to clean, as long as the leather surface is cleaned with a damp cloth and immediately wiped off the water with a dry cloth. Do not use the maintenance oil of leather shoes to wipe the upper for a long time, which will cause small cracks in the leather of the upper.
PU leather shoes detailed cleaning steps:
If we have a pair of PU leather shoes in our shoe cabinet, it needs to be cleaned regularly to make it look good. Before cleaning, we must first take out the insole from the shoe. The insole can be washed by hand or in a washing machine, or it can be directly exposed to the sun to sterilize. After taking out the insole, we put the prepared short-haired brush, pay attention to the brush hair must be a little harder plastic hair, and put it under the faucet to get wet. After wetting, you can pour a little laundry detergent into the bristles. Washing shoes with laundry detergent can avoid damaging the leather on the surface of the shoes, and they can also be washed very cleanly.
Then we picked up a shoe and put it under the faucet to get wet. Then use a brush coated with laundry detergent to initially brush every corner of the shoe, including the sole. Remember, don’t brush the shoes too hard, this will artificially damage the leather on the surface of the shoes, and even the solid shoes will be washed bad. After brushing once, rinse with water. Then apply ordinary toothpaste to the surface of the shoes, and then use a brush to brush all corners of the shoes. Toothpaste is the best shoe whitening cleaner. Using toothpaste will make the white shoes look brand new, no longer yellow and black.
Note that if the laces of the shoes are not clean, you can remove the whole laces and wash them in the washing machine. If you are afraid of trouble, you can brush it repeatedly with a brush. Laces are more difficult to clean than the rest of the shoe. Because shoelaces are knitted items, they are easily stained with dust. We can add some decontamination powder to clean, and the effect can be better.
After washing, we will clean the other shoe according to this step. Note that the sole of the shoe also needs to be washed. The soles are dirty, but if left unwashed, they can recontaminate the surface of our washed shoes. PU leather shoes can wet the whole pair of shoes without worrying about degumming. The glue used in general shoes is oil-soluble and will not be degummed when exposed to water.
Finally, we put the entire pair under the faucet and rinsed the inside and out repeatedly. Make sure that every corner of the shoe is rinsed clean, leaving no laundry detergent or toothpaste left behind. We can put the shoes in the dryer to dry, or we can put them directly on the balcony to dry. Be careful not to expose your shoes to the sun as they can be easily damaged.