We all know that one of the best shoes of the summer season are the espadrilles, and it couldn't be missing from the little ones' shoe rack either! And the materials are endless. Jute, fabric, sequins, glow in the dark... There are so many options to choose from!
Something that can put us off buying one of these cute things for our children can be the lack of knowledge when it comes to cleaning them, as they are bound to end up dirty. Do you want us to give you some tips on how to clean esparto espadrilles?
It may seem very chaotic at first, but we assure you that by following our advice, the shoes will be as good as the first day. Of course, remember that each material requires a different type of care. It is advisable to follow the steps according to the type of espadrille you have. Psst. you can also use these tips with your own espadrilles!
How to clean jute espadrilles?
We can say that jute espadrilles are one of the most sought after in this category, they are a wardrobe staple for all ages. And if we already stain them, imagine our "mini-me".
That's why, if you already have some, or are thinking of buying them, here are some useful tips:
Super important: this material is not machine washable. Jute and esparto grass are absorbent materials and can get damp, which means they start to smell bad. And we don't want to spoil our children's new espadrilles.
The best way to clean jute espadrilles is to use a toothbrush and rub gently until you get rid of the dirt. To get rid of the stains, prepare a solution in a container of 2 glasses of water together with 1 tablespoon of detergent. With this soapy mixture, rub gently and remove the extra product with a cotton cloth.
How to clean fabric espadrilles?
When it comes to cleaning fabric espadrilles, there are several possible solutions. The quickest and easiest is with talcum powder. Just cover the entire fabric with talcum powder and let it work. What we will achieve is that the talcum powder absorbs all the dirt and grease. After that, we pass a brush over it and that's it! The little ones' espadrilles are ready again to discover new cities and their wonderful places.
Another option is, as with the canvas trainers, to prepare a soapy solution that can easily remove all the dirt that chases our little ones in the parks while they are having fun.
In this case, we are going to prepare it with neutral soap. If the espadrilles are white, you can also use ammonia. We will use a cloth to clean all the fabric, being careful not to get the sole wet to make sure we are not going to ruin it.
Glow-in-the-dark fabric espadrilles
We get a lot of questions about how you can clean our glow-in-the-dark espadrilles, and we'll tell you how easy it is! We know that the doubts are generated by the material that makes them shine, but don't worry: you won't ruin it while cleaning them.
The trick is to use a cloth with water and neutral soap, just like with the classic fabric ones, but being a bit more careful when rubbing. This way, you will get them to look clean and perfect as the first day with every use.
Fabric espadrilles with sequins
Just like glow-in-the-dark espadrilles, they can seem a little tricky to clean. Have you ever been afraid that the sequins might fall off or lose their colour? Don't worry, the solution is very simple.
You can help yourself by covering the part of the sequins with a small cloth, so you won't have to suffer every time you clean them. The rest of the espadrille can also be cleaned with water and a little bit of neutral soap, just the fabric! The espadrille part can be damaged if it gets wet and doesn't dry properly.
What do you think of these tips and do you find them useful? We hope you find them useful and remember... Now you know where to go if you have any doubts about how to clean your little ones' new espadrilles and make sure they look impeccable! Remember that you can also use these tips to clean yours.