Guide To Cleaning Your Kids School Shoes

As a parent, you must regularly find yourself shopping shoes online for new school shoes for your little one. So, we recommend you try your absolute best to take care of their current schooling footwear.


By keeping their footwear regularly cleaned, you may find yourself purchasing a lesser amount of school shoes than you did the year before! 


If you’re interested in finding out more, then read on as we guide you through some simple and easy steps to keep your kid's school shoes clean all year round.


Regardless of your school shoes style, whether your little one wears leather school lace ups sneakers or synthetic trainers/sport shoes, we will take you through some general cleaning tips to keep their kicks looking like popular brands spanking new.


Take our word for it; Everflex will have your kid's school shoes looking from drab to fab in no time at all!


Caring For Leather School Shoes


Leather school lace ups sneakers have to be one of the most common school shoes styles amongst junior and senior kids, so it’s a great place to start!


Your little ones are active and always on the go, so it's no surprise when they come home with scratches, scuffs, and marks on their leather school lace ups sneakers. And the last thing you want to do is spend hours up late at night polishing and buffing your kid's school shoes (multiple if you have more than one child!)


Make the process a whole lot easier and follow our quick and simple guide to cleaning and polishing your children’s leather school lace ups sneakers back to new!



  • Cleaning



When caring for leather school lace ups sneakers, it's important to clean them regularly to maintain their durability and look. Be sure to brush off any excess dirt from the soles and sides of the school shoes with a soft-bristled shoe brush or soft cloth to prepare them for polishing.



  • Apply Shoe Lotion



If you’d like to do a deep polish, then you want to use a conditioning lotion that will help weatherproof your shoes against any stains and raindrops. So firstly, apply the lotion to fill in and cover and mark or scrape on the premium leather, apply a small amount to the school shoes and use a sponge applicator to apply the lotion evenly.



  • Dry



Once you have covered the whole lace ups sneakers kids school with conditioning lotion, you will need to allow them to dry. One of our top tips here is to fill the school shoes with some newspaper. 


This will assist with absorbing any excess moisture within the inside and the premium leather itself. Then, let the school shoes dry in a warm dull room away from any direct sunlight. However, do not use any artificial heat source to dry the lace-ups, which will only damage the patent leather.



  • Polish And Buff



Now we’re talking business! To polish and buff your kid's school shoes, you will need to start with applying an even amount of shoe polish to the lace-ups, ensure you match the colour correctly, and simply buff and polish using a soft cloth. Continue this process until the coating turns from a matt finish to a polished shiny finish.


Now comes drying time again! Allow the school shoes to sit out again for another dry, and viola, your kid's school shoes are ready to tear up the classroom once again!


The process mentioned above is long and can seem overwhelming! So, if you are pressed for time and only have a few minutes up your sleeve to do a quick tidy up on your kid's school shoes, then we’ve got you covered in that department too. Here is our quick guide to cleaning your kid’s school shoes!


A Quick Guide


Do yourself a favour and grab an instant shine sponge. These sponges are available at all Spendless Shoes stores and Everflex’s website. So the next time you are purchasing a new pair of kicks for the classroom, don’t forget to add this one to your basket too!


This sponge will work wonders within seconds! Our instant shine sponge will instantly shine up any footwear of any colour or material. This product will work a treat on patent leather or synthetic school shoes, making parents lives a whole lot easier!


To keep your patent leather lace ups sneakers in their best condition, we recommend using conditioner and polishing products at least once a month to keep scratches, scuffs, and marks at bay. And for your weekly in-between cleans, then whip out our instant shine sponge and have the job done in no time.


Caring For Synthetic Trainers


Young children wear their trainers/sport shoes just as much as their lace ups sneakers, so you will want to ensure their trainers are being taken care of just like their premium leather  lace-ups school shoes. 


Regardless of whether the trainers/sport shoes are premium leather or synthetic materials, similarly, the steps are just about the same when caring for your kid’s trainers. So, with that, let’s get started!



  • Clean



Again, using a soft-bristled brush or a soft cloth, clean your kid’s trainers/sport shoes using warm water and a small amount of soap. Gently wipe away any dirt from the soles and sides of the school shoes. However, be sure not to over saturate the trainers. When doing this, remove the innersoles and allow them to air out.



  • Dry



Apply polish to the school shoes with a soft cloth or applicator that the polish may come with. Apply and rub the polish all over the trainers/sport shoes, and then allow the lace ups sneakers to dry naturally. 


Again, keep the school shoes away from any direct sunlight and avoid using any artificial heat to dry out the trainers, as this will only dry out the material.



  • Waterproof



Once the school shoes have dried, protect them from future dirt and water exposure by applying a waterproofing agent. Pick up Everflex’s range of waterproofing solutions suitable for all footwear styles. This product will shield your school shoes from water and prevent any stains on the material.


Now That You Have Our Top Cleaning Tips Up Your Sleeve, What Have You Got To Lose?


We hope you’ve found this helpful. Head over to Eveflex’s website for more tips and tricks!