Spring Cleaning - How to clean your flat leather sandals
Date Updated: 21/11/2022
The ritual of Spring Cleaning is found in many cultures and its origins are likely rooted in religious holidays like Passover or Nowruz. Clutter and dust build up over the long winter months and when Spring finally arrives there’s an instinct to throw open the doors and windows and refresh our living environments. It’s also a good time to pay attention to what we have; to take care of our possessions, to repair, replace or donate.
Salt-Water Sandals have always been a long-lasting, honest product that can be worn for many summers. Now is the perfect time to get yours out and prepare them for the new season. We get asked lots of questions about cleaning leather shoes; how do you clean the insoles of sandals? How to clean white sandals? How to clean the footbed of sandals? So, whilst we’re dusting everything down, here are our leather shoes cleaning tips…
How to clean Salt-Water & Sun-San Sandals
The best way to clean leather sandals is by hand. Wait for a nice dry day, put them in a bowl of cold water and add a little mild detergent. Using a soft cloth (as opposed to something abrasive) wipe them down inside and out. No need to hang them up, just lay them down in the sun to dry. The specially treated leather means they won’t dry hard and the rust proof buckles will also come up sparkling. We recommend that leather protectors and brushes are not used as they can erode the special sealant. Simply washing down with cool water will keep your sandals looking as good as new!
You can use the same method of cleaning across the entire Salt-Water style and colour range and this method also applies if you want to know how to clean Sun-San Sandals.