SHOE CARE – Steve Madden Australia

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Caring For Your Maddens

We want your MADDENS to stay beautiful as much as you do. Use these helpful shoe care tips to keep your new faves shining bright! Feeling inspired to give your shoe-drobe some love?

Allow your shoes to get the royal treatment they deserve, they are more than just accessories - they are your statement pieces. We have curated a range of shoe care products so that you can keep your footwear looking fresh and fabulous. Our shoe water-repellent acts as an invisible shield that protects your shoes from unexpected downpours and puddles, so be sure to embrace the weather without having to worry about style. Our shoe care guide has it all, from caring for canvas and knit products to suede, we have it all! Care for your shoes in the best way possible by having everything you need all in one package, so give your shoes the VIP treatment they deserve.



Depending on the colour of your new kicks, canvas and knit can stain easily. We recommend using a waterproofer before wear to prevent any mishaps and taking them to a dry cleaners if large stains occur.

Remember to always cover any embellishments before waterproofing.



We love a sparkle here at SM and although we use expert craftsmanship to ensure durability these delicate fabrications may come off with wear. We often include a spare trim but prevention is key! Be extra careful when wearing your special occasion shoes to keep them looking fresh.

Remember to always cover any embellishments before waterproofing.



Suede is one of our faves but does need a little more TLC than other fabrications. Due to it being prone to watermarks, we recommend waterproofing before your first wear. If your suede babies mark up or you feel the suede is looking a little flat, use a suede brush to plush out the upper and remove any marks with a suede shampoo.

Remember to always cover any embellishments before waterproofing. To guard against the elements, try our Water & Stain Repellent spray, ensuring your suede wonders stay pristine no matter what.

CARING FOR PATent leather shoes


Start with a gentle wipe using a dry cloth, banishing dust and smudges. For those stubborn marks, apply our rapid water & stain repellent to a cloth and wipe again. Top it off with a little buffing using a microfibre cloth to restore your shoes’ patent shine.

CARING FOR satin shoes


To care for satin shoes, avoid stains by being mindful of where you wear them. Clean gently with a damp cloth or a mixture of mild detergent and water for stubborn stains. Air dry naturally, avoiding direct heat. Store in a cool, dry place, stuffed with tissue paper. Protect against moisture and water with a fabric protector. Satin is a delicate fabric, ensure that you handle your shoes with care to prevent snags and stretching.



To keep your shoes looking sharp, start by wiping them down with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. For stubborn stains, mix mild soap with water and gently scrub using a soft brush. Prevent stains and water damage by using our stain and water repellent. Allow your shoes to air dry naturally, away from direct heat sources. To maintain their shape, stuff them with newspaper or shoe trees when not in use. Be sure to store your faux leather faves in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. To keep your shoes looking shiny and brand new, our instant shine pads will do the trick.



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