Previously we have discussed the wearing of suede in various seasons (recap: you can wear it year round), which partially boils down to my affinity for the stuff. And as with every other thing in your wardrobe, suede needs to be taken care of to get the most usage out of it. In the first of a few posts on how to clean suede shoes we shall go over how to protect your suede. It’s a very simple process. All you need is a suede brush and some suede protectant (Kiwi, Melotonin and Saphir all have versions) which you can purchase at any of the links provided or your local shoe repair.
Keep in mind that the protectant is not permanent and will need to be reapplied over the life of the shoes. I typically reapply every 6-12 months or after a few good bouts with the rain.