I’m in love with my Jack Rogers sandals. I got my first pair in college and they broke from fatigue. This is my second pair, and I’ve had them re-soled once. However, as you can see, they have a nice patina to them from years of love and wear.
Since they are $118 sandals I can’t just throw them out and buy a new pair. Especially because Jacks take some time to wear-in and mold to your feet. But once they do, baby, they are the BEST sandals around.
Today’s DIY project will teach you how to clean your Jacks with only 3 tools!
What you need:
- Saddle Soap (I got mine at CVS)
- A clean toothbrush
- Paper towel or rag
First, wet the soles with a damp paper towel or rag. Wet them just enough so they are damp, but not soaked. Rub some of the saddle soap on the problem areas with your finger, then scrub with the toothbrush until you get a nice lather going.
Repeat the process until you are happy with the result. I went back about 4-5 times and scrubbed. They don’t look like new (they never will because of the way leather wears) but they definitely look better.
I highly recommend doing this whole process over a sink or put down some newspaper.
Be careful with the heels, as the leather pieces may fall off. I recommend using a tweezer or q-tip to thoroughly clean the heels. If the heel pads do fall off, just use some crazy glue to stick them back on. I’ve done it before and it works really well.
I will probably keep scrubbing until they get a little bit cleaner. But you get the picture.
If you like DIY projects, check out this post to make your own Moscow Mules.
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