Cleaning booze stains off of nice shoes
April 23, 2019 10:29 PM   Subscribe

I splurged on some nice shoes a while back (these but in a different color), wore them to a bar, got some mixed drink stains on them, and hid them away in shame. This was dumb, and I’d like to try and get them clean. The one leather store we’ve taken them to so far was pessimistic and suggested the best tactic was suede cleaner applied with a brush. I’m giving it a shot but their grim prognosis has clouded my mind. MetaFilter, how can I get these booze stains off of my shoes?

(I don’t think the shoes are suede, but it is dyed leather)
posted by Going To Maine to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, the pessimism was unfounded, and with a bit of elbow grease and some repeated applications the cleaner worked just fine! So, uh, thanks, me.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:37 PM on April 23 [11 favorites]

Hooray! You could also consider applying a water sealant so that liquids bead off the surface in the future. What wonderful shoes.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:38 PM on April 23 [2 favorites]

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