October 15


A Comprehensive Guide to Cleaning Your Satin Shoes

By Teddy

October 15, 2022

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our satin shoes. We love the way they look but hate the fact that they’re so delicate and require special care. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then this blog post is for you! Below, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about cleaning your satin shoes, from spot-cleaning to storage. So grab your shoehorn and let’s get started!

What You’ll Need: 

-A soft bristled brush (like an old toothbrush) 

-A small bowl 

-Mild laundry detergent 


-Paper towels or a soft cloth 

Spot-Cleaning Your Satin Shoes

The first step in cleaning your satin shoes is to spot-clean them. This means targeting specific areas that are stained or otherwise dirty. To do this, you’ll need a clean cloth, some water, and a mild detergent or stain remover. Gently dab the cloth in the solution and then apply it to the stained areas of your shoes. Once you’ve done this, rinse the cloth in clean water and repeat the process until the stains are gone. Then, allow your shoes to air dry.

Cleaning the Interior of Your Satin Shoes

The next step is to clean the interior of your shoes. This is important because it’s where your feet go and you don’t want any dirt or bacteria buildup inside them. To do this, start by removing the insoles (if possible) and setting them aside. Then, use a vacuum attachment or a handheld vacuum to remove any dirt or debris from the inside of your shoes. If there are any stubborn stains, you can pre-treat them with a stain remover before vacuuming. Once you’re finished vacuuming, allow your shoes to air dry completely before putting the insoles back in place.

Cleaning the Exterior of Your Satin Shoes

The final step is to clean the exterior of your shoes. This includes both the upper part of your shoe (i.e., the part that covers your foot) and the sole (i.e., the bottom part). For both parts, start by using a soft brush to remove any dirt or debris that’s clinging to them. Then, dampen a clean cloth with water and gently wipe down both parts of your shoe. If there are any stubborn stains, you can pre-treat them with a stain remover before wiping them down. Once you’re finished cleaning both parts of your shoe, allow them to air dry completely before wearing them again.


Cleaning your satin shoes may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite easy! Just follow the steps outlined above and you’ll have sparkling clean shoes in no time! And remember, if you ever have any questions about cleaning your satin shoes or other types of footwear, our team at The Shoe Company is always happy to help!

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