Guide

How to clean your ECCO shoes

There is nothing like a fresh and nice-looking pair of shoes on your feet when you are out and about doing what you do best.

Most of us love that feeling, but an active lifestyle can take a toll on your favorite pair of shoes. Therefore it's a good idea to know how you can properly clean them to keep you and your feet looking sharp for every situation.

Need a couple of simple tricks and tips on how to do that? Fear not as we give you great ways to effectively clean your ECCO shoes. Take a look below and see how to keep your shoes fresh and clean.

How to clean your leather shoes

Are your chelsea boots, business shoes or high heels looking a little tired and dirty? 

If you are dressing for a meeting with clients, a dinner with friends or a party, cleaning your leather shoes and restoring their original freshness will go a long way to helping you look sharp. 

Here is how to do it:

1 Start by removing the laces. Then insert shoe trees, or stuff the shoes with newspaper, to ensure they keep their shape.


2 Lightly brush away any dirt and wipe your leather shoes with a damp cloth. Apply ECCO Foam Cleaner and leave to dry for 15 minutes.


3 Gently massage ECCO Smooth Leather Care Cream on to the shoes' uppers and brush the shoe to help the leather absorb the cream. Do this daily to keep the leather smooth and supple.


4 Apply ECCO Revive with a cloth for a high shine. Let your shoes dry and wipe away any excess cream.


5 Finally, use a water-repellent spray like the ECCO Repel spray to protect your shoes from wet weather. Spray ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away onto your shoes' leather uppers. Leave your shoes to dry for 15 minutes.

How to take care of your suede shoes

Suede has that special quality that we all know and love. But a common concern is knowing the best way to clean suede shoes.

Follow these simple steps to clean your suede shoes at home:

1 Use either the ECCO Eraser or the multi-functional ECCO Nubuck brush to lightly brush away any dirt and loosen up spots on your suede shoes.


2 Apply the ECCO Foam Cleaner to a clean cloth and rub the suede with a light circular motion. Then let dry. This is perfect, if your suede shoes require more cleaning, as it works like shampoo for suede shoes. 


3 Once dry, use the ECCO Nubuck & Suede conditioner to restore the color and softness of the suede. If your suede shoes have white soles, we recommend that you use the transparent version to avoid color transfer.


4 Lastly, use a water-repellent spray to protect your suede shoes from wet weather and stains. Spray ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away onto your shoes' uppers and leave to dry for 15 minutes.

How to keep your white sneakers white

White sneakers with white soles come in many shapes and materials, but they all pose the same challenge: what’s the best way of keeping them clean and white? The exact method to clean and care for them depends on the materials but one thing is for sure: you are going to need dedication as well as quality products.

1 The best way to keep your white shoes white is to spray them with ECCO Repel as soon as you take them out of the box.


2 Start by removing the laces. Then insert shoe trees, or stuff the shoes with newspaper, to ensure the white shoes keep their shape.  


3 Brush away any dirt and wipe the sneakers with a damp cloth. Stubborn spots or stains can be removed by applying ECCO Foam Cleaner and then letting the sneakers dry for 15 minutes.


For white textile sneakers, leave out step 4 and move through the remaining process.

4 Apply the white colored ECCO Revive with a clean cloth to revitalize and polish the white leather. Let the shoes dry and wipe away any excess product.


5 For all PU soles, we recommend using the ECCO Sole Cleaner on a regular basis, also before you wear your white sneakers for the first time. Apply the ECCO Sole Cleaner directly on the sole and brush away stains. Note: Do not use the sole cleaner on the shoes' uppers, as this might cause staining.


6 Finally, use a water-repellent spray like ECCO Repel to protect your shoes from wet weather, yellowing, and staining. Spray ECCO Repel from 10 inches/25 cm away and leave your shoes to dry for 15 minutes.

You are now ready to seize the day with shoes that look just as fresh as when you bought them. 

Do you need shoe care products to simplify the process and maximize the results? Take a look at our shoe care range for women’s and men’s shoes.