How to Clean White Bucks


Karen asked: How do I clean white bucks (men’s shoes)? No one seems to know how to clean them. I have a husband and 3 sons who all wear them. Help!

White bucks are shoes that are often associated with a high level of class and sophistication. The challenge comes in keeping them white and in good condition so they will last more than a few wearings. Follow the steps below to keep your white bucks white.

You Will Need:

  • Suede brush
  • Erasers (ex: Nubuck Block by Tana)
  • Chalk bag (Fiebing’s makes a recommended one)
  • Lincoln White Buck and Suede Dressing

Steps to Clean White Bucks:

  1. To keep dirt from building up, it is best to clean white bucks after each wearing.
  2. Use a suede brush to clean away any dirt or build-up that may have occurred.
  3. Use a hard, white eraser to remove any scuff marks.
  4. A chalk bag allows for quick touch-ups to keep them looking sharp and white. Simply pat the bag onto the areas that need touching up.
  5. Apply Lincoln White Buck and Suede Dressing, following the manufacturer’s guidelines to restore the original whiteness.

Additional Tips and Ideas

  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are also effective for removing scuff marks.
  • How white you keep your white bucks is a personal preference. Some prefer to keep them looking white and new while others prefer to let them “age.”
  • Make your own chalk bags by crushing up regular white chalk. Pour it into a piece of nylon and tie it off at the top.


  1. Arthur says:

    Where do I find Lincoln White Buck Dressing, and suede brush and hard white eraser?

  2. Melanie says:

    The Lincoln White Buck and Suede Dressing is available on the Lincoln website, or on other shoe care websites such as The Lincoln website suggests that you call them to find the nearest retailer. The suede brush and eraser can be found at various drug stores, shoe stores, department stores and even Walmart.

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