Hi, I'm Kirby Allison, founder of The Hanger Project. All shoes are not created equal which is why you cannot use traditional calfskin polish on a pair of suede shoes. This video is going to show you step by step how to rejuvenate, restore, and renew your suede shoes using Saphir Medaille d'Or's collection of suede cleaning products. First what we're going to do is we're going to clean off any dry stains using the Saphir Gommadin Suede Eraser. Then we're going to shampoo and really deep clean the suede using the Saphir Medaille d'Or Omni Nettoyant suede shampoo. Then we're going to condition and renovate the color using Saphir's Suede and Nubuck renovating spray. And then finally what we're going to do is we're going to waterproof and protect the suede using the Super Invulner.
The first step is to remove any dry or difficult stains using the Gommadin Suede Eraser. This is an optional step and really what you need to do is you just need to look and inspect the suede to see if there's any kind of harder stains that look like they're on top of the actual suede. What the Gommadin Suede Eraser does is these small filaments allow you to really get into the suede and kind of brush those off. So here you can see some stains. Basically what you're doing is you're just trying to rub these stains out using moderate to firm pressure. These white shavings you can simply brush off using a suede brush. This is really more for spot treating. And you don't want to go crazy with this on the entire shoe. After we've applied that you can just simply brush this off using a suede brush. And you're going to see kind of varying degrees of success here. So that stain's been completely removed, I've gotten a good portion of that off.
These two stains right here you can see really were accentuated, so we're going to use the Omni Nettoyant to really kind of shampoo those off. The next step is to then shampoo the suede using the Saphir Medaille d'Or Omni Nettoyant suede shampoo. This is safe to use on suede, Nubuck, and textiles, and is a fantastic and all-purpose kind of cleaner. What this does is it's really going to get in the leather, remove any dirt, and then also during the process, which you'll see after you shampoo your suede, is that it also helps to almost renew the color and restore that slight little patina that you expect from suede shoes.
So I've got some water here that I'm going to use. And then basically shake the Omni Nettoyant and then pour some into your water. You want to dilute it, two to one or three to one should be enough. So I'm going to set that aside. It comes with a small little Dauber that you can use to shampoo your suede shoes but I prefer using one of our Hanger Project Deluxe Dauber, which has an inch and a half inch head diameter. Just because I find that it's more efficient and it's a lot easier to use since whenever you're shampooing suede shoes you're doing it over a pretty large surface area. So take your dauber, and then you really just want to rub it in and shampoo the shoes pretty vigorously.
You're going to see the color of the suede change as the water begins to saturate the suede. That's completely normal. It's absolutely safe and okay to get your suede shoes wet, so I wouldn't worry too much about the water. After you vigorously shampoo the shoes using the Saphir Omni Nettoyant the next step is to then stuff the shoes with paper to have them keep their shape and allow them to dry overnight. So I've got some newspaper here. Just stuff the shoes. You could use a shoe tree, but I prefer using newspaper just because that's going to help absorb some of the water that these shoes have taken on. So these Suede Shoes have been thoroughly shampooed using the Omni Nettoyant. I've got them stuffed with newspaper so that they can dry overnight and then tomorrow once they're dry, we're going to finish cleaning these.
OK so now that we've allowed the suede shoes to dry overnight you can really see how fantastic of a job the Omni Nettoyant did to actually clean the suede. I mean almost all of the dirt and stains have been removed from the shoe. And they're really looking great. The next step is going to be to re-brush the suede using a suede brush. Now the reason this is important is just like if you shampoo carpet, any time you put water on suede you're going to basically have the pile collapse. So you need to re-brush it with a suede brush in order to re-fluff that pile. So here I am using a Large Horn-backed Suede Brush and using moderate to firm pressure I'm just going to brush the suede out.