Cleaning your espadrilles depends on the material they are made of. Here are some general tips for cleaning espadrilles made of different materials:

Fabric espadrilles (canvas, cotton, etc.):

First, remove any dirt or residue with a soft brush or dry cloth.

Then, mix warm water with a mild detergent.

Use a soft-bristled brush or sponge to apply the detergent and water mixture to dirty areas.

Gently rub the stains, paying special attention to the dirtiest areas.

Rinse well with clean water.

Let the espadrilles air dry, preferably out of direct sunlight.

Leather espadrilles:

Use a soft brush to remove dust and loose dirt.

Prepare a solution of warm water and mild soap or leather-specific detergent.

Dampen a soft cloth in the solution and gently clean the espadrilles, paying special attention to stains.

Don't get leather espadrilles too wet; Just dampen the cloth enough to clean them.

After cleaning, dry them with a clean cloth and let them air dry, away from direct heat.

Esparto or jute espadrilles:

Gently brush away dust and dirt with a soft brush.

For tougher stains, you can use a cloth lightly dampened with mild soap and water.

It is important not to wet the esparto grass or jute too much, as it can weaken with water.

After cleaning, let the espadrilles air dry, avoiding direct sunlight.

Suede espadrilles:

Cleaning suede espadrilles requires special care to avoid damaging this delicate material. Here I tell you how to do it:

  1. Initial brushing: Use a soft bristle brush or a special suede brush to remove dust and surface dirt. Brush gently in the same direction to lift the hair from the suede.

  2. Light stains: If there are only light stains, you can try removing them with a dry suede brush or a special suede eraser. Gently rub the stain until it comes off.

  3. Difficult stains: For more persistent stains, you can use a specific cleaner for suede. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a soft-bristled brush or a soft, clean cloth and gently rub the stain. Always test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn't cause discoloration.

  4. Drying: After spot cleaning, allow the suede espadrilles to air dry naturally, away from direct heat sources such as radiators or dryers. Do not use heat to speed up the drying process, as it can damage the suede.

  5. Final Brushing: Once the espadrilles are completely dry, brush again with a suede brush to lift and soften the suede hair.

  6. Protection: To keep your suede espadrilles in good condition and protect them from future stains and damage, consider applying a suede protector spray after cleaning them. These types of products will help repel water and dirt, prolonging the life of your espadrilles.

By following these steps, you should be able to clean your suede espadrilles effectively and keep them in good condition.