We have our hands on a pair of suede Vans Sport which we will walk you through how to clean. Have a read through or watch the video at the end to find out how.
Start by prepping your shoes by giving the sneakers a dry brush to remove any excess dirt. Hit them against your hands to remove any leftover dirt.
Remove the laces before we begin cleaning as we will wash the laces separately later on.
Use Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Wipes to remove any surface-level stains and scuffs to prepare for the deep clean. With suede sneakers, we suggest doing most of the cleaning with Sneaker Wipes as this will be extremely effective and won’t harm the material.
You can then spray your sneaker with Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Cleaner; making sure not to oversaturate the suede. With Sneaker LAB’s Premium Brush, scrub in one direction to avoid damaging the suede as well as letting our Sneaker Cleaner do the trick.
Then move down to the midsoles of the shoes a deep clean. Spray Sneaker Cleaner on your midsoles and fill a small cup with water and wet the bristles of your brush. Scrub your midsoles focusing on heavily dirtied areas. Once you’ve done that you can move down to the soles.
Wipe down your sneaker with a micro-fiber towel to partially dry them off, and set aside to dry.
Time to clean your laces. Give your laces a good couple of sprays with Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Cleaner and rub them together between your hands. Dip them into a cup of water and continue this process until your laces are well saturated. Ring them out with your fingers and set aside.
Once your laces and shoes are dry, lace back up your sneakers.
Spray the inside of your sneakers with Sneaker LAB’s Odor Protector to prevent unwanted smells from reappearing and then spray a liberal amount of Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Protector to the upper, about 15 – 20 sprays per sneaker.
Set them aside for 24 hours to allow the Sneaker Protector to fully dry and the Odor Protector to work its magic. This will allow your sneakers to stay looking fresher for longer before next needing a thorough clean.