Palladium boots are designed to be extremely durable, but even the sturdiest shoes need to be taken care of if you want them to serve you for years.
Even though it’s a standard cleaning process, there are some tips that can help you out when trying to remove dirt and debris from your boots.
Here is our easy-to-follow guide on how to clean Palladium boots and keep them looking new for longer.
Cleaning Process For Palladium Boots
Palladium boots come in a wide range of different materials. To effectively clean your pair, you should follow the instructions below for your specific material.
- Use a dry cloth to remove any residues.
- Mix lukewarm water with mild soap and use the solution to carefully rub the shoes with a clean cloth.
- Find another clean dry cloth and remove any soap and water that are left on the shoes.
- Ideally, you would want to let the pair dry in the open air.
Tip: if there is a stubborn stain on your textile shoes, then sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the stain and then try rubbing it off. Wipe off what’s left with a wet cloth and you should be good to go!
- Use a dry cloth to remove dust, dried dirt, and other residues.
- Soak a clean cloth in soapy water and rub your pair.
- Use another cloth to remove the soapy solution from the shoes.
- Let the pair dry in the open air. You can stuff the pair with paper so that it maintains its shape (this tip can be applied to all materials).
- After the pair has dried, apply a special leather nourishing cream – this will help preserve the beautiful leather.
- If you want your shoes to shine, you can apply shoe polish. Make sure to choose a product that is suitable for the color of your leather pair.
Suede and Nubuck
To remove dust and dried dirt from your suede or nubuck pair, use a soft dry brush. Gently rub the pair (make sure that you’re doing that in the direction of the material).
How do you know, if you are brushing the shoes in the wrong direction? The material will change its color; if that does happen, then you should be brushing the pair in the other direction.
Do not use a brush or a cloth that is wet as it can cause a stain.
- Use a dry cloth to remove any residues from the synthetic leather.
- The pair can be cleaned with a damp cloth that has been soaked in lukewarm, soapy water. If the shoes have no stains, simply cleaning the pair with a damp cloth would be enough.
- Use a dry cloth to remove any excess water.
- Let the pair air-dry naturally (preferably, at room temperature). Do not try to dry the shoes with a hairdryer or any other source of heat (this applies to all materials).
Tip: if you have PU shoes, do not use any cleaners that are designed for real leather – the product can easily damage the synthetic material.
What To Avoid During Cleaning
You already know that you shouldn’t brush suede or nubuck shoes in the wrong direction, dry your pair with a hairdryer, and use real-leather cleaners on your PU shoes.
You also shouldn’t wash your Palladium boots in the washing machine. It might seem tempting to throw your pair in the wash and let the appliance do the job, but you can end up ruining the shoes for good.
Don’t use any products that contain bleach to get rid of the stains on your shoes.
Finally, do not dry your pair in the tumble dryer.
All the things mentioned above can make the material of the pair degrade, can cause discoloration, and/or might make the sole come off the shoe.
How to Clean the Palladium Outsoles
Palladium boots are great for exploring nature or going on another adventure.
Don’t worry if you ever get the outsoles covered with dirt or mud – simply wait for the shoes to dry and then tap the soles hard against each other. The dirt should just fall off the pair.
You can always use a damp cloth to remove any stubborn dirt that has been left behind.
How to Take Care of Palladium Boots
Here are a few other tips that you can take into consideration if you are willing to go the extra mile.
Before putting your shoes on for the first time, make sure to use a special water-proofing spray. Choose a product that is suitable for the material that your pair is made out of. If you find a minute to apply the spray, you wouldn’t have to deal with stains any time soon.
Ideally, you would want to remove any kind of dirt from the shoes on a daily basis. Use an ordinary dry cloth to do that.
If your shoes ever get wet, let them dry naturally with some paper or a shoe tree inside.