Originally Posted by Hawkdriver
I have the dexter SST 6's, and need to find out if anyone has a good method of cleaning the soles more than just brushing them and scuffing them up. Basically getting them back to looking new. Any suggestions?
For the leather soles: I have been using a solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid and water for years. I scrub the bottoms with a toothbrush or other fairly stiff brush while the sole is still attached to the shoe . Otherwise the velcro seems to wear out faster. Then rinse this off with water (keeping the water off of the shoe's uppers). Next, I use a dry cotton terry towel to absorb as much water as possible. After allowing the sole to air dry, I finally brush the nap with a clean brush.
For the heels: I scrape off any gunk with a wide chisel and then use some acetone on a rag to remove the rest of the dirt.
They don't come out like new, but they are much, much better than they were.