Best Leather Cleaners for Revitalizing Your Shoes

Leather requires special products for conditioning, dying, and cleaning. Leather cleaners should effectively remove scuffs and dirt from the surface without the use of harsh chemicals, which can dry out the hide or permanently damage it. These versatile products revitalize the fabric and will make them shine even brighter after they are polished. Here, we’ve rounded up some great leather cleaners to help keep your leather footwear looking good as new. Whether you want an easy option or you’re looking to clean and condition your pairs all in one go, there’s something here for you.

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1. CarGuys Super Cleaner

This product is a water-based Polymer formula and is designed to leave a clean, no-gloss finish after use. The cleaner comes in two sizes, an 18-ounce container, with a complimentary towel, and a 128-ounce option.

Pros: This cleaner can be used on various surfaces, from leather to fabric, canvas, and vinyl, which streamlines your shoe cleaning process.

Cons: The original product so does not offer UV protection, so make sure to purchase the specially formulated UV guard for this feature.


2. Chamberlain's Leather Milk Conditioner and Cleaner

Chamberlain’s Leather Milk deeply cleans and conditions leather to keep it looking healthy.

Pros: The product contains vital oils that nourish and strengthen leather while providing it with a good clean and nongreasy finish.

Cons: This cleaner is particularly well-suited for lighter-colored and unfinished leathers.


3. TriNova Leather Conditioner

This leather conditioner is designed to rehydrate your leather shoes, furniture, car seats and more. The product is water-repellent, too.

Pros: The product is made from non-toxic ingredients and works well on a variety of materials from vinyl to exotic leathers. Additionally, the product repels water, snow, and rain to provide your leather goods with protection from the elements.

Cons: This product should not be used on suede.


4. Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner

This leather cleaner and conditioner set gives you everything you need to rehydrate cracked surfaces, remove stains and revitalize all of your leather goods to keep them looking like new.

Pros: This set provides a two-in-one solution to clean the dirt, oil and stains from leather while conditioning it with vitamin E. The conditioner also provides UV protection.

Cons: Please note the conditioner, if you’re not a fan of the traditional leather scent.



5. Lexol Conditioner Cleaner Kit

This set features both a leather cleaner and conditioner to streamline your leather cleaning routine.

Pros: The bottles feature easy-to-use cap dispensers, and the set provides complimentary application sponges to streamline the cleaning process.

Cons: These formulas require regular use for optimal results.


6. Meguiar Leather Gold Class Cleaner and Conditioner

This leather spray is designed to simultaneously remove dirt and oil stains while reconditioning your leather goods. The product provides UV protection and is offered in both 16-ounce and 24-ounce bottles for purchase.

Pros: The product provides an effortless way to clean your leather products with a crisp, glossy shine. The spray can be used on a variety of products and protects them from the sun’s rays, too.

Cons: The bottle design itself might not do the product justice, so pour the product into a different spray bottle if desired.


7. Weiman Cleaner and Conditioner Spray

This two-in-one spray simultaneously cleans dirt and stains from the leather while conditioning it. The formula is made from nontoxic ingredients and offers UV protection.

Pros: The product is easy to use and allows you to easily maintain the leather on your shoes and so many more items. The leather cleaner also features protection from the sun’s rays.

Cons: This product is designed for light maintenance, not deep leather cleaning.

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