Wool Felt Shoe

Cleaning wool felt shoes requires some care to avoid damaging the material. Wool felt is easy to get shrunk or deform its shape when exposed to excessive moisture and heat. Here are the few tips to clean and take care of your shoes.

Before you start cleaning, you may require these items :

A soft brush like a soft-bristle shoe brush or a clean toothbrush, mild dish soap or wool-specific cleaner, lukewarm water, dry towel and clean soft cloths or sponges. 

Remove Dirts:

Gently brush your wool felt shoes with a soft brush to remove any loose dirt, dust, or debris. Be gentle to avoid damaging the fibers.

Remove Stains:

First prepare a solution by mixing a small amount of mild dish soap or wool-specific cleaner with lukewarm water. Use a small bowl or container for this purpose.

Then dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution and squeeze it out well so it's just damp, not soaking wet.

Gently dab the stained part. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this can damage the felting. Continue this process until the stains are gone.

Clean whole Shoes:

Dip another clean cloth or sponge into the solution and squeeze it out again.

Gently wipe the entire surface of the shoes, working in a circular motion. Again, avoid using excessive water or force. Never wash your shoe like other shoes. If you ever fully wet your felt shoe, follow the steps in Rinse and Dry below to keep your shoe safe.

Finally Rinse and Dry:

Dampen a clean cloth with clean water (no soap) and wipe down the shoes to remove any soap residue. Ensure that you've removed all soap to get rid of the smell of soap.

Now stuff the dry towel inside your felt shoe to help them maintain their shape during drying.

Then, place your shoes in a well-ventilated area and let it air-dry naturally. This may take some time, so be patient. Avoid direct heat sources or bright sunlight. Excessive heat can cause the wool to shrink, discolor or become misshapen.

Keep in mind that wool felt is a delicate material, so always be gentle when cleaning it. Avoid using harsh chemicals, excessive water, or high heat, as these can damage the material. Regular maintenance and cleaning will help keep your wool felt shoes looking their best.
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