Your UGG boots may keep you super cozy in winter, but the UGG Dakota slip-on style shoes are a whole lot lighter. The sheepskin lined slip-ons still need care and attention to stay looking their best. General outdoor wear can cause mud and dirt to become embedded in the suede, making your slippers look dirty. Take proper measures to protect and clean your UGG Dakotas, and they’ll feel soft and new for far longer.
Sure, when you get a brand new pair of shoes you might just want to throw them on and show them off, but you should protect the fabric before you even think about stepping outdoors. Spray your UGGs with a stain and water protection spray -- one designed for suede -- that will act as barrier between dirt and your slippers. When they do get dirty, they’ll be a much easier to deal with if you’ve already applied a protection product. The UGG Australia company sells a protection spray called “sheepskin protector,” or you could grab a generic sheepskin protector spray instead.
Clean and Conditioning Spray
It’s important to clean and condition your shoes if you want them to stay looking fresh and clean. Spray your slippers with a sheepskin cleaning product until they are thoroughly damp. Allow the product to work overnight to deep clean your shoes. Resist the urge to throw your Dakotas in the washing machine --- it will end in disaster! Wash by applying cleaning spray by hand and using a suede brush for best results.
OK, you may think brushing should be reserved for the hair on your head, but if you want to keep your UGGs looking soft and smooth, grab a suede brush. Brush your slippers in the same direction all over to refresh the suede. Each time you’ve washed and brushed your slippers, spray on a new coat of water and stain repellent spray to keep your UGGs in tip-top condition.
When mud and dirt build up on your UGGs and they feel super-stiff, it’s essential to clean them in the right way. Don’t fall into the trap of rubbing your UGGs with a damp cloth to try and remove stains; you’ll just end up rubbing that stain deeper into the fibers. Let mud and dirt dry on your slippers, before flaking it off with a dry, clean brush. UGGs smelling a little stinky on the inside? Use a deodorizing spray designed for footwear to keep them smelling oh-so fresh.