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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
Eva
 
Default Need help with dirty shoes!

I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is there
any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.

Eva


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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #2
Phisherman
 
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On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 00:18:11 GMT, "Eva"
<EvaDStructionNOT@NOTverizon.net> wrote:

>I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
>brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is there
>any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.
>
>Eva
>



I have sold and cleaned numerous shoes (including bowling shoes) in my
lifetime, but I have not heard of "Nubuck." Cleaning depends on the
material you want to clean. For example, bowling shoe cleaning
involves the sole (leather), heel (rubber), laces (cotton) and leather
parts.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
Eva
 
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"Phisherman" <noone@nobody.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 00:18:11 GMT, "Eva"
> <EvaDStructionNOT@NOTverizon.net> wrote:
>
> >I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
> >brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is

there
> >any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.
> >

>
>
> I have sold and cleaned numerous shoes (including bowling shoes) in my
> lifetime, but I have not heard of "Nubuck."

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It's like suede, only with a rougher texture. About.com defines it as
"Leather that is buffed on the grain (hair) side of the grain to produce a
velvety fine nap."

Eva


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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
Denominator
 
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Phisherman wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 00:18:11 GMT, "Eva"
> <EvaDStructionNOT@NOTverizon.net> wrote:
>
>> I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
>> brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is there
>> any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Eva
>>

>
>
> I have sold and cleaned numerous shoes (including bowling shoes) in my
> lifetime, but I have not heard of "Nubuck." Cleaning depends on the
> material you want to clean. For example, bowling shoe cleaning
> involves the sole (leather), heel (rubber), laces (cotton) and leather
> parts.



I got curious and looked it up. It may be difficult or impossible to
clean. There are special sponges, cloths, and cleaners. The general
approach is to apply cleaner with a sponge to make a foam on the
surface, then wipe with terrycloth.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #5
MaryL
 
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"Eva" <EvaDStructionNOT@NOTverizon.net> wrote in message
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>I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
> brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is there
> any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.
>
> Eva
>
>


I had some white nubuck shoes years ago. At that time, there was a type of
dry cleaner available -- it was like a little fabric bag with some type of
cleaning powder in it. We would tap it all over the suede-like nubuck, and
it did a pretty decent job of absorbing grime. I don't know what it was
called, but you might want to ask at a shoe repair to see if they know if it
is still available. I think a shoe repair might be a better source of
information than a shoe store.

MaryL


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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #6
Eva
 
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"MaryL" <stancole1@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
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>
> "Eva" <EvaDStructionNOT@NOTverizon.net> wrote in message
> news:71FMh.5781$zN.5595@trndny03...
> >I have 2 pairs of light-colored Nubuck shoes which have gotten dirty, and
> > brushing them with a suede brush isn't getting them any cleaner. Is

there
> > any cleaning product that will work on Nubuck shoes? Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Eva
> >
> >

>
> I had some white nubuck shoes years ago. At that time, there was a type

of
> dry cleaner available -- it was like a little fabric bag with some type of
> cleaning powder in it. We would tap it all over the suede-like nubuck,

and
> it did a pretty decent job of absorbing grime. I don't know what it was
> called, but you might want to ask at a shoe repair to see if they know if

it
> is still available. I think a shoe repair might be a better source of
> information than a shoe store.

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Okay, thanks, I'll try that. I was also thinking there had to be some kind
of a powder cleaner, that anything wet might stain them.

Eva


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