But all is not lost – thanks to one lifesaver of a Twitter user (praise be), who has let the world in on her suede-cleaning secret: micellar water.
“Micellar water has just took [sic] all the stains out my suede heels,” Kiera O’Hagan shares. “Everyone needs to try this.”
And so, we did. And we can happily report that a pair of millennial pink Country Road slides, once dotted with dirt stains, have never looked cleaner – all thanks to a couple of quick dabs with a cotton wool ball dipped in micellar water.
According to Glamour, who shared O’Hagan’s tweet, the skin-cleansing solution also works a treat on white sneakers. Who knew?
This story originally appeared on Marie Claire