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wimbledon style centre court tennis shoes

The British summertime is epitomised by the classic scenes at Wimbledon, with masses of strawberries and cream, ridiculous sunburns, disposable barbecues and ever-changing weather conditions. Whether you’re an avid tennis player yourself, or a self-proclaimed “seasoned pro”, it is the biggest and most anticipated sporting event of our glorious summer. With such a major event starting today, we wanted to make sure you were kitted out shoe-wise for all the scenarios you might find yourself in over the next couple of weeks!

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So you’ve invested in a pair of Birkenstock sandals. Good choice, as they look good, offer great arch support, and will probably be the most comfortable pair of sandals you’ll ever slip your feet into.

You’re going to be wearing them a lot, which means they’re going to start showing signs of wear and tear at some point. Luckily, we’ve prepared a handy guide on how to clean Birkenstock sandals so you can keep them looking fresh all summer long.

Birkenstocks can be cleaned using lukewarm water, bicarbonate of soda, and a little bit of elbow grease. Follow our step-by-step guide to cleaning your favourite, well worn Birkenstock sandals.

How to clean Birkenstock sandals

Things you will need:

  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Suede cleaning brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Cloth
  • Sponge

Step 1: Remove excess dirt

  • Use the suede cleaning brush to gently brush both soles to remove surface dirt.

Step 2: Prepare the mixture

  • Mix bicarbonate of soda and water to roughly 2 parts bicarbonate of soda to 1 part water (the paste should be quite thick).

Step 3: Apply the paste

  • Apply to the footbeds using the toothbrush in circular motions.
  • Avoid the exposed cork sides.
  • Cover thoroughly.

Step 4: Clean using the sponge

  • Remove all the mixture.
  • Don’t over saturate with water.

Step 5: Dab dry with the cloth

  • Leave to dry in a cool place (drying in direct sunlight can crack the cork soles).
  • Finally, use the suede brush again to soften the soles.

If you haven’t already guessed, we’re major fans of Birkenstock here at schuh and if you haven’t got around to treating your feet to a pair from this year’s cracking selection, you might want to pop on over and get shopping.

 

Fancy cleaning up your act some more? We have a few other guides for you to follow; How to Clean Suede Shoes & How to Clean Hunter Wellies

Not got what you need to keep your shoes clean? We’ve got a range of shoe care products to help you out. You are welcome!

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Birkenstocks are back in a big way. Yes, the hippy-mum, orthopedic Jesus sandal is set be this summer’s hottest silhouette. Hate them or love them, Birkenstocks have always been a cult classic: comfortable and carefree with a serious life span. And, at a time where running trainers have been at the fashion front row and Victoria Beckham’s been spotted in flats it’s no surprise we’re finally embracing the undeniable comfort of the footbed sandal.

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