|Suede & Nubuck
The key to keeping suede and nubuck in top shape is preventative maintenance. Before you wear the shoes, protect them with a water and stain repellent designed specifically for the purpose. If you get a stain on suede or nubuck, try to remove it immediately. Solvent based cleaners work like dry cleaners to remove oil stains.
Athletic and Golf
If you have shoes with fabric or suede on the uppers, the key is to protect them before they get dirty. Spray them with water and stain repellent when they are new. Leather uppers are much easier to clean. Sneaker shampoos with scrubbing applications, remove stains and dirt from the leather surface. Several deodorizing products are available including insoles, powders and sprays.
Exotic leathers can be sensitive and difficult to maintain. Apply only specifically formulated mild cleaners and conditioners. It is important to use products that will condition without leaving a residue.