Even if you’ve managed to avoid spring rain puddles your rope-trimmed sandals and wedges can get dingy in no time. The key is to clean this trim without excess moisture, so it doesn’t unravel or become unglued. Here’s how:
- Use the same product that pulls dirt out of your rugs: a foaming carpet and upholstery cleaner.
- Apply some foam to the shoe and gently work it into the braid with a small, soft brush (like a baby’s toothbrush).
- Let dry (about 30 minutes) then brush away any residue, going with the direction of the cords.
- Repeat if necessary – there’s no need to rinse.