Originally Posted by benbenbenjamin
Guys I ve been wearing my all white Balenciaga Arena for about 3-4times now,
and i realized they are so easy to get dirty...
May I ask how you guys protect and clean them?
I'm considering waterproofing mine with the can stuff you get from FL when I get mine (en route now should get them early this week).
I'm thinking of doing the midsole only though. Like maybe taping a plastic bag over the upper. The leather is so nice that I don't wanna spray the protectant on it. Plus, I don't think it will help the crinkled leather much any way in the same it helps suede and nubuck. But for the midsole it might help because that stuff really does a great job repelling dirt.
I don't waterproof any of my kicks really. Last pair I did was wheat 6 inch timbs. Don't want to risk ruining leather on high end, dress shoes and vintage pairs.
I know some people have recommended some kid of oil for high quality leather here in the past. That might help also. But post pics so we can see hat you're talking about. Hard to tell if normal wear and tear or you messed me up somehow.
As for cleaning just use a damp, hot cloth (maybe a little soap) and give the midsole a quick scrub/wipe. Same thing on upper but cloth should be barely wet and then wipe dry.