How To Clean White Sneakers
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Whats in this article?
- How to clean with bleach
- How to clean with baking soda
- How to clean with liquid dish soap
- How to clean shoes video tutorial
- Tips for choosing a shoe protector spray
- Frequently asked questions
- The PERFECT finish
Introduction: How to clean white sneakers and laces.
White sneakers look awesome, but they are high maintenance. Once they’re out of the box, it’s often difficult to keep them looking pristine and fresh all day long.
Luckily, there are some home remedies you can use to get your white shoes or shoelaces back to their best. It’s a challenge, but it's worth fighting for!
Lets start with how to clean white shoelaces. In some cases, there’s just no going back. The dye has already been cast. But that doesn’t mean you can't freshen up your white shoeslaces.
Many people’s go-to solution is bleach. But does it work? In short, yes, but you must dilute it. The recommended amount is one part bleach for every five parts water. Any more risks turning your white shoes or shoelaces yellow.
How to clean white shoes or white shoelaces with bleach.
You’ll need bleach, a container, warm water, gloves, a brush and a soft cloth.
Mix one part bleach for every five parts water (make sure the room is well ventilated).
Dip the brush in the solution and scrub gently. Rinse with warm water when finished and leave to dry.
Finally, use a damp towel to wipe down the shoe; repeat the process if necessary.
How to clean white sneakers with baking soda
Baking soda is another popular tool in your arsenal. It’s effective and doesn’t pose as big of a risk to your shoes as bleach.
You’ll need white vinegar, baking soda, a container, warm water, a toothbrush and a soft cloth.
- Mix a tablespoon of warm water, a tablespoon of white vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda until it reaches a paste-like consistency.
- Use an old toothbrush to work the mixture onto the dirty areas (circular motions work best).
- Leave outside in warm, bright sunlight until dry.
- Once dry, clap the shoes together to remove the baking soda - you may need to use a shoe brush to remove some of the dry baking soda.
- Finally, use a damp towel to wipe down the shoe; repeat the process if necessary.
How to clean white shoes with liquid dish soap
You’ll need liquid dish soap, sponge or shoe eraser, a container, warm water, a toothbrush and a soft cloth.
- Use a dry toothbrush to brush off any loose dirt.
- Mix a few drops of liquid dish soap into a cup of warm water.
- Dip the toothbrush into the soapy water and gently scrub all over the shoes.
- Use a damp cloth to wipe off the shoes.
- Remove any scuffs or stains using a sponge or shoe eraser. repeat the process if necessary.
When you're finished cleaning your shoes, fill them with paper towels to absorb any moisture. Make sure they're completely dry before wearing.
How to clean white sneakers video tutorial.
Tips for choosing a shoe protector spray
If you’re going to buy a protector spray for your shoes, then it’s better you choose the right one.
Sprays can be confusing, but don’t worry, we have detailed some of the features that you should consider when buying these sprays.
Applications: If the spray you choose has to be applied to your shoes a few times a month then, it can become tiring. The spray should be able to keep your shoes protected for a very long time.
Good smell: You may not want to use the spray if it gives off terrible smell every time you apply it.
Invisible: The protector spray should absorb perfectly on your shoes and be invisible. Check this feature in the product description and reviews before purchase.
All-round protection: The best sprays don’t just protect your shoes from water. They also protect them from other things that may damage your shoes.
Non-toxic, biodegradable: Sprays made with biodegradable components are more environmentally friendly. These are the brands you should buy and support.
Frequently asked questions
How can I protect my shoes?
Prevention is key. Spray your white shoes with a spray-on stain-and-water repellent before even putting them on for the first time. Spot-cleaning is also a must. While it may be tedious, it gives a huge helping hand keeping your shoes looking fresh!
How often should you spray your white shoes?
It depends on how often you wear your sneakers. Sometimes, you’ll need to apply the spray at least once a week, and others don’t require a re-application until six months. Always read the instructions of your shoe protector.
Are white shoes worth it?
We think so! You can dress them up with almost anything. Also, they make you look elegant and trendy.
The PERFECT finish
How to hide shoelaces
Shoelace Anchors are perfect shoe accessory if you want a clean finish to your sneakers, they are easy to fit and once they are in place, your shoe will slip-on perfectly every time and you laces will be hidden from sight.
View our shoelace anchors and imagine how your sneaker will look with the perfect finish!
What about new shoelaces?
New shoelaces can help create a new, clean look for your shoes. Different colours and styles can also give you more outfit ideas than if you stuck with your original shoelaces.
View our Shoelaces Collections for new styles and colours for a quick and simple way to freshen up your shoes.
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