Heavily soiled silk shoes rarely can be restored to original condition, but can be transformed into lovely special occasion shoes when the light silk is too stained to clean. Please have reasonable expectations.
- Download the Dye Form, circle ‘clean worn shoes’ and ship to us.
- If stains won’t come out, we recommend dyeing them, and black covers pretty much everything except scrapes and rips.
- For torn heels, our glitter treatment or glitz tip conceals damage completely.
If you opt to clean your silk shoes yourself, note we can’t be responsible for damage or unsatisfactory results. Order our AN Shoe Cleaning Kit and follow these steps. (See Video under our “How To” section.)
- Do NOT use water, soap or detergent.
- Carefully remove dried dirt or debris from silk, insole and suede outsole.
- Lay a clean white towel on your work surface. Avoid working on a wood table.
- After you’ve removed dry debris, put your shoes on the clean towel.
- Use clean white cotton pads and Q tips dipped in cleaning fluid to coax out stains. Change pads and Q tips frequently as they get dirty.
- Silk abrades if rubbed so be very gentle and let the cleaning fluid do most of the work.
- Feather fluid away from the wet area and wave a blow dryer over the shoe to minimize an aura.
- Repeat process up to 3 times. Further attempts could do more damage than good.