How To Clean Rope Wedge Heels

If you’re anything like us, then summer to you will signal the time to pull out your favourite espadrille-wedge heels. Casual, comfortable and timelessly chic - these heels are an easy way to stay chic while reflecting the languid vibe of the season. Whether you’re strolling around your hometown or sashaying down the pedestrian-packed streets of an exotic beachside destination, chances are, your wedge heels will be your shoes of choice. The love will quickly translate to wear and tear though, sadly. But don’t despair because keeping those soles bright and clean is easier than you think if you follow our guide below. 

How to clean rope wedge heels:


  1. Clean the top leather or fabric bits of the shoe as per our blogs - click here for our leather cleaning blog and here for our fabric cleaning blog.
  2. Create a cleaning solution consisting of 2 cups of warm water, half a cup of distilled white vinegar* and 5-odd drops of non-toxic washing detergent.**
  3. Using an old toothbrush or cloth, rub in the detergent in small sections at a time. Make sure you only work in one direction - preferably with the lay of the rope - to avoid fraying the fabric. 
  4. Once done, wipe down the shoe with a fresh damp cloth to remove any residues.  

*A note on the use of white vinegar: while this is a great cleaning and whitening ingredient, it can cause the glue to loosen. So proceed with caution and if in doubt, forego the vinegar. 


**Avoid getting the soles very wet as this will loosen the glue as well. 


Looking for your next pair of stylish wedge-heel sandals for spring/summer 22? We’re loving these styles from Django and Juliette, Calzanor and Gabor.


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