How to Protect Suede Shoes From Water Damage?

Answer Rain, mud, snow and ice: all elements your suede shoes encounter---and each can be damaging to the shoe's material. Suede, like leather, is affected by water, dirt and grime. Failure to keep your s... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Protect Suede Shoes From Water Damage

Does water damage suede?

Water will permanently damage suede, unless the suede is a "washable" type that is not real suede. If you buy suede, use water repellent on it before wearing it, recommends Dubarry of Ireland.Sourc... Read More »

Does water damage faux suede?

Because faux suede is 100 percent polyester, it is not damaged by water. Unlike genuine suede, faux suede can be washed, but it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding use... Read More »

How to Clean Suede Shoes and Suede Sneakers?

Supple suede shoes attract more dirt and dust than do their smooth leather counterparts. You can easily clean your suede shoes of stains and surface dirt without damaging the napped leather. ... Read More »

How to Protect Your Rare Books from Water Damage?

It's a books collector's worst nightmare: what happens if they get soaked? Earlier this year in a Costa Rica library, around 250,000 rare books and newspapers - many dating from the 17th century - ... Read More »