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Offline Query

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Best suede care?
« on: March 27, 2017, 02:21:01 PM »
I know you aren't supposed to use an a "leather conditioner", on suede, like Lexol, because it destroys the nap and darkens the color.

I found various pages on suede care, like http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Suede

In your experience, what are the best products for protecting and cleaning suede (skate) boots?

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Re: Best suede care?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 04:55:36 PM »
I have Jackson Elite Suede boots.  They're black, so any darkening is not an issue.  I don't use any special cleaner; I just wipe with a damp microfiber towel.  For treatment against water, I like Pedag Liquid Waterproofer, available from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Pedag-Eco-Friendly-Liquid-Waterproofer-Ounce/dp/B00HKH0QQY/ref=sr_1_18_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1490651131&sr=8-18&keywords=pedag+suede+care

I avoid aerosol sprays when there is an alternative. The Pedag product is a dab-on liquid.  Before I bought it, Pedag confirmed that it contains no conditioners that might soften the leather.  I've treated my boots for ~2 yrs now, and have found that to be true.