Clean white sneakers? These are real styling classics, because no matter what model it is, you can easily combine them with any outfit. But as we all know, white shoes are the quickest to get dirty. To get your shoes looking bright white again, here are a few tips and tricks about how you can clean your white sneakers!
Clean White Sneakers - Tips & Tricks
Tip no. 1: Hand wash instead of washing machine
It is tempting to simply throw dirty sneakers into the washing machine, but it's not a great idea. Hot temperatures and spinning can cause the adhesive to loosen, the shoes to discolour or the sole to crack. Instead, hand-wash the sneakers with a brush. This also applies to laces! Use circular motions with the brush and a small amount of shampoo until foam forms. Then wash off with lukewarm water and dab with a towel.
Nike Air Force 1 Shadow 'White'
Tip no. 2: Detergent & toothpaste
Another method to clean your white sneakers is to use white toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, a clean toothbrush, water and a clean towel. Soak the toothbrush in warm water and put a swab of detergent on it. Then apply to the shoes and massage in. Then dab off the foam and repeat the same with the toothpaste. Let the sneakers dry for a few hours and you'll see that it works wonders.
VANS Authentic Platform 2.0
Tip no. 3: Baking soda
You can also clean your sneakers with baking soda. This home remedy is ideal for cleaning white shoes. You will need the baking soda, colourless washing-up liquid, a clean toothbrush, a little water and a dry cloth. Mix the baking powder 1:1 with the detergent, then apply the mixture to the shoe in a circular motion with the toothbrush until it foams. Wipe off the foam and let the sneakers dry.