How to Clean Alexander McQueen Shoes Properly

If you own a pair of Alexander McQueen’s, you would want to clean them properly because they are expensive. So, how to clean Alexander McQueen’s shoes the right way?

The easiest way to clean Alexander McQueen’s shoes is to use a Magic Eraser. Slightly wet the sponge and scrub the uppers and soles in small, circular motions for the best results. It does a great job of removing light stains and scuff marks effortlessly.

For more visible and stubborn stains, you need to deep clean them. Cleaning expensive designer shoes, like Alexander McQueen’s, needs more attention to detail.

How to Deep Clean Alexander McQueen Shoes

Before you can start to clean your Alexander McQueen shoes, you need to prepare a few things. Ideally, you are going to need three brushes.

Here is the complete list of items you need:

  1. Soft bristle brush – for pre-treatment
  2. Medium bristle brush – for scrubbing the uppers
  3. Hard bristle brush – for scrubbing the rubber midsoles
  4. Shoe trees – to keep the shoes solid and easier to work with
  5. Shoe cleaning solution – to remove the dirt and grime
  6. Bowl of water – to mix the cleaning solution in
  7. Microfiber towel – to wipe the shoes clean 

You can get every item separately, but if you favor convenience, then we highly recommend getting the Reshoevn8r Signature Cleaning Kit.

The kit has everything you need to tackle any pair of shoes, including three brushes of different toughness and a pair of high-quality shoe trees. It’s affordable too.

Once you have everything ready, you are ready to clean your Alexander McQueen’s. Here is the step-by-step guide on how to clean Alexander McQueen shoes:

1. First, mix the cleaning solution with water

The first step to cleaning your Alexander McQueen shoes is to mix the cleaning solution with water. We recommend using Reshoevn8r’s cleaning solution because they are made from natural soaps derived from coconut and jojoba oil.

Since Alexander McQueen’s are expensive, we want to use the most natural option there is.

Add two small squirts of Reshoevn8r cleaning solution to a bowl filled with water. To mix the solution, take the soft bristle brush and lightly stir the solution using the bristles.

Once mixed, shake the excess solution off the brush.

2. Remove the laces and insert the shoe trees

Before pre-treating the shoes, it’s a good idea to remove the laces and set them aside to clean later. Removing the laces gives you better access to the upper of the shoes.

Next, take the pair of shoe trees and insert them inside the shoes. The shoe trees help your sneakers maintain their shape and give you a solid surface to work on.

They will also allow you to put lots of pressure on the Alexander McQueen’s toe boxes and not worry about creasing. If you don’t have shoe trees, stuff your shoes with socks.

3. Dunk the laces in a bowl of cleaning solution

Once the laces are removed, you would want to take them and dip them in the bowl filled with the cleaning solution, and just rub them between your hands.

After a good rub, the laces should look nice and white again. Take the laces from the bowl and leave them off to the side so they can dry a little bit.

4. Pre-treat the Alexander McQueen’s with a soft brush

Next, you would want to pre-treat the shoes before the actual cleaning process. To pre-treat the shoes, take the soft bristle brush and dunk it in the cleaning solution.

Using the soft brush, lather the entire upper of each shoe. Try to scrub the uppers gently using consistent, circular motions, which will remove surface dirt from the shoes.

You can also use the medium brush to hit some of the more stubborn stains if needed.

5. Use the stiff brush to remove stubborn dirt

Once the entire upper of the shoes have been cleaned, you can move onto the midsoles, cleaning them with the stiff bristle brush after dunking it in the cleaning solution.

Alexander McQueen shoes have thick, yet durable rubber soles, but are likely to have the most dirt and grime, especially when they get trapped in the grooves of the soles.

Therefore, you need a stiffer brush to remove the dirt.

Just like cleaning the uppers, scrub both soles of your Alexander McQueen shoes with the stiff brush in circular motions, applying slightly harder pressure.

6. Pat the shoes dry with microfiber cloth, then air dry

Last but not least, using the microfiber towel, pat both shoes down. Be thorough and make sure that the shoes are completely wiped from excess dirt and cleaning solution.

Once your Alexander McQueen shoes have been pat dry, let them air dry. It’s a good idea to avoid direct sunlight as they may become yellow faster.

After about 24 to 48 hours of air drying, install the laces and your Alexander McQueen shoes should look as good as new. However, it’s a good idea to always clean them frequently.

Effortless Tips for Weekly Maintenance

With such a hefty price tag, Alexander McQueen’s are something you want to keep looking nice and fresh. While you can always deep clean them, a little bit of care goes a long way.

One easy way to keep Alexander McQueen shoes clean is to use Magic Eraser. Not only is it safe for the leather, but it removes light stains and scuff marks effortlessly.

A few little black streaks on the uppers, or little gray discoloration on the heels, are all very common if you wear your Alexander McQueen shoes often.

All you have to do to remove these “mini stains” is to wet the Magic Eraser scrub the very shoes gently in minuscule circles.

Not only would the marks disappear, but there would be no wear or damage to the leather itself. In short, it is really a Magical Eraser.

By keeping your Alexander McQueen shoes clean often, you reduce the need for long, deep-cleaning sessions, while keeping your shoes last longer than they should.


And there you have it, the complete, yet simple guide on how to deep clean Alexander McQueen shoes. When it comes to expensive sneakers, it’s all about the details.

We recommend using three brushes of different stiffness for better results. It’s also a good idea to maintain them weekly by using a Magic Eraser to remove light stains.

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