Here's the Quickest Way to Clean Your Dirty White Sneakers
Keep your kicks crisp this summer.
Summer is the official season for white footwear. While crisp white sneakers are aesthetically pleasing they’re also a pain to keep clean. After a few wears, dust, dirt and other debris will show up on the upper and midsole of your precious pair. Previously, cleaning your sneakers was a laborious session, that required multiple products and emotional support. To lighten your load, we’ve found the easiest, most cost-effective way to keep your kicks clean throughout the season.
This method is best for shoes that have canvas, cotton or leather uppers. Sneakers that have Primeknit, Flyleather or any other type of specialty materials require more attention, due to the sensitivity of their respective fabrics. You can try this method with pairs like Nike‘s Air Force 1, adidas‘ Stan Smith and even Vans’ Authentic.
Follow our fool-proof guide below to return your kicks to their former glory.
- Remove the laces from both shoes and place them to the side.
- Add one tablespoon of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a bowl. Mix in small amounts of water until the baking soda has fully dissolved.
- Using an old toothbrush, scrub the solution onto all the areas of the sneaker that need cleaning. Gently scrub at deep stains and marks.
- Cover laces with remaining solution and set both aside to dry for at least three hours in the sun.
- After both items are dry, shake off any of the product that still remains.
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