How to Clean Patent Leather Shoes

Do you have a pair of patent leather shoes that have a few scuffs or blemishes that need a little TLC?

These type of shoes are wonderful and easy to care for. They are also a great shoe for everyday wear, special events and even parties. Shoes made of this material are known for developing some ugly little scuff marks, especially around the heel and toe area but don’t let that scare you. Since patent leather is basically a leather with a shiny plastic outer coating they are pretty easy to clean. The plastic outer coating almost acts as a barrier for the shoe and helps protect it a little bit.

You could always purchase a commercial patent leather cleaner from your local shoe store or cobbler to help in removing the scuffs, but there are a couple of inexpensive ways below that will tell you how to remove these scuff marks from your shoes and add a little sparkle to them while your at it.

If you have some mineral oil around the house you are in luck. Take a clean, soft cloth and apply a small amount of mineral oil to the cloth. Gently rub the scuffed area with a light amount of pressure until you have removed the scuff marks from the pair of shoes you are trying to clean..

Presto! no more scuff mark, now you can take a fresh clean cloth and buff your patent leather shoes to a shine. If you want to take it a step further skip this step and grab yourself some pledge furniture polish and spray the shoe lightly then buff and give them a final shine.

Pledge furniture polish is better than any other polish that you could buy for your shoes and it offers great protection, it helps waterproof the material and also adds a great shine to your shoes as well.

There are several other products that may be around your home that can help in removing scuffs from your patent leather items just like mineral oil will help. A few of them are petroleum jelly, acetone free nail polish remover, vegetable oil, toothpaste or some shaving cream. All of these are great and inexpensive options for patent leather shoe care.

Buy Some Clothes and Help a Cause

Do you like to help a cause you believe in? Do you feel like you want to do more to help? You can help and it is easy to do too!

There are various brands out there for cyclists to choose from. You have Pearl Izumi, Desente, Canari, Nike, Shebeest, Primal Wear and several others. Let us take a closer look at what Nike has to offer. Nike’s line of cycling products is not as extensive as some of the other brands. They do however have a good variety. Several of their products came about because of Lance Armstrong. You will appreciate the fact when you buy a Lance Armstrong inspired article of clothing, a portion of your purchase will go to help fight cancer. This is a very worthy cause to support.

Nike products give you the same great benefits you have come to expect from other brands. Plus you get the good feeling of knowing you are helping out a great cause. What could possibly be better! Some of the benefits you are used to are moisture absorbing short chamois and jersey fabric. These benefits are there to help keep you drier for longer during those intense rides.

Nike has products to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You can also purchase some sunglasses to protect your eyes. You could also get a pair of lighter cycling shoes. They have all the basics when it comes to apparel and shoes. You can improve your performance and keep your self drier! You can’t go wrong with Nike cycling products!