We frequently meet clients who ask us how to care for suede boots or a suede purse.

The reality is that it is a wonderful material, but at the same time it is often scary to think that it will be difficult to care for and maintain.
In bags, boots, belts, sneakers... it is a timeless material that is repeated season after season and that we can see in celebrities like Rihanna or Kim Kardashian again and again.
A few years ago, I bought a pair of brown suede boots from Yves Saint Laurent and since then they have become my favorite.
When I bought them, the suede felt soft, but to this day they are not what they were after that day I wore them on a rainy day or that other day I stained them with tomato sauce.
But, although in life sometimes we make bad decisions and mistakes, there is always the possibility of becoming aware and trying to remedy it.
It's the same with suede! And I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to clean and maintain.
 

1 - Use a protector from the beginning:

 
Our first recommendation and tip for suede is: Use a protector before wearing that suede jacket, shoes or any suede accessory. This prevents stains, which will cheer up the clumsy ones like me, and also if you get caught in the rain, it will get you out of trouble.
It’s magic, once Saphir Super Invulner has been applied to a purse or shoes, and the product has been allowed to dry, it instantly becomes waterproof.
Have no fear, the spray does not alter the color or texture of the suede.

 

 2 - Yes, the brush is important:

 

Getting a good special brush for suede is also crucial. With it, you will be able to remove dust and surface dirt as well as help maintain the texture that characterizes it.

Saphir MDO Gommadin is also great to clean suede, it works like an eraser. Just rub the suede gently, and you'll see how the dirt disappears.

If you are one of my kind and sometimes you stain more than you should, no problem. Saphir MDO Omninettoyant will be your best ally to make those grimy boots shine again.

 3 - Choose the right occasion:

It can always happen that a sunny day suddenly changes and becomes a rainy day, for this we have the protectors.

But we must also take into account that there are some moments in which suede is not the most appropriate if we want to keep it properly.

In summer, it is quite common to see suede sandals on the beach. Please do not do it, the salt literally eats the suede, and it is very likely to be hard and lifeless.

Another factor you should keep in mind is to try not to mix suede in light tones like beige, with jeans or dark-colored garments because it is very easy for it to transfer color. It's a shame because denim with suede in earth tones is a winning combination, but if you do, it's at your own risk. We have warned you.

In conclusion, maintaining and caring for suede is not as tiring as you might think. Moreover, it is a material that, if properly cared for, can last for many years.

So, cheer up, leave the fear for the horror movies and buy that designer purse, jacket, boots or whatever you've seen and love!

See you soon