Homemade Cleaner To Remove Grime Build-Up And Foot Marks From Leather Sandals

Leather sandals come on different styles and are very comfortable, the only inconvenient being when the sole gets a grimed build-up, leaving some dirty imprints on it.
Last year I’ve bought a pair of ancient Greek sandals when I was on a trip to Athens. What can I say? My feet were trilled to wear them. But after a few long walks in the city I wasn’t so proud wearing them anymore, because the leather sole looked like it was attacked by mud, and my toes were imprinted on it. Gross! I was embarrassed taking them out of my feet!

I’ve learned this below trick in a hiking trip from a mountain rescuer.

So, if you want to remove those ugly toe prints from your favorite pair of leather sandals, just follow the next steps:

You need:

  • carpet cleaner
  • toothbrush
  • sponge
  • paper towels
  • Cleaning method:

    Plain and simple! Apply the carpet cleaner on the sole stains and start rubbing it gently using an old toothbrush. From time to time, dab the area with paper towels to remove the dirt. Proceed with the rubbing, until the stains are removed. You can test this by dabbing with paper towels: if the paper towel turns black it means that you have to continue rubbing the soles because it still has dirt particles.

    The last step is rinsing the carpet cleaner out of the soles using a damp sponge. Don’t forget to rinse the sponge frequently. Let the sandals dry outside in fresh air.

    Of course, you can replace the carpet cleaner with a special leather solution. That’s it! The stains are now gone!

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