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How to clean white shoes - Step by Step Guide

 

Introduction 

White sneakers tend to get easily dirty and need constant cleaning. You will have a brand new looking pair of sneakers after following our Step-by-Step tutorial on how to clean white sneakers.

This method is effective on all sneaker materials, but it works especially well on leather and fabric pairs. This tutorial will also go over how to clean your sneaker laces. 

Easy way to clean your white leather shoes with these step step tips. This tutorial will also go over how to clean your sneaker laces. Grab your Nike Air Forces or other leather shoes now lets clean them up!


What you need to get started:


  1. Toothbrush or a small brush 
  2. Soap 
  3. Cloth
  4. Warm water 
  5. Towel
  6. Toothpaste (optional)


Step 1 - Get rid of the dirt 


Before starting to deep clean your sneakers, be sure to get rid of any excess dirt on your sneakers. To get rid of the dirt, use a dry brush or a cloth and rub off all the dirt you can. To get rid of the dirt on your sneakers, you can use a toothbrush. Focus only on the outsides of the sneakers at this step. 

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Step 2 - Clean your sneakers with a soap and warm water


After getting all the excess dirt off the outsides, continue cleaning your white leather sneakers with warm water and soap. Focus on the entire sneaker. You can start the process by using a toothbrush, brush, or cloth.

Make the brush wet, and add some soap to it. Rub the sides of white sneakers with medium strength and a circular motion. Continue applying water and soap as you go. 


Step 3 - Wash off the soap 


As of now, you should already see some progress in getting the leather parts of the sneakers clean. If there are parts that you missed, go back to soap and warm water to get all the spots clean. After all the outsides are done, apply warm water to the sneakers and get rid of the soap. 

Use a dry towel after you have washed the sneakers to see if there are any spots left that need further cleaning. 

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Step 4 - Cleaning the rubber sole (optional)


If you have an extra toothbrush available, use it to clean the soles of the white leather sneakers. 

Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the toothbrush and brush the soles with medium/hard strength. Don’t forget to add water in the process! Toothpaste helps to bring back the stock white tone that the sneakers had and is great for getting the soles clean.

Continue rubbing the soles of the sneakers until you get the most of the dirty tones off of them. After everything is done, wash the soles with warm water and use a cloth to dry the leather shoes.


Step 5 - Let the sneakers dry


Nice work! Now you should have a clean pair of white mesh sneakers. To finish the cleaning process, let the sneakers dry for a night.

The best method for drying sneakers is to fill them with newspapers or cloths. This allows the sneakers to retain their shape and dry faster, allowing you to rock them the next day!

Bonus - Get rid of the smell

Mix ¼ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of baking powder, and ½ cup of cornstarch. Sprinkle the mixture in both shoes or place it in a pair of cotton socks and leave them overnight. For an extra scent booster, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil for an additional scent boost.

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How to clean white mesh shoes with Soap

Easy way to clean your white mesh shoes with these step-by-step tips.


What you need to get started:


  1. Toothbrush or a small brush 
  2. Soap 
  3. Cloth
  4. Warm water 
  5. Towel
  6. Toothpaste (optional)
How to Clean Mesh Shoes. Nike.com

Step 1 - Get rid of the dirt 


Before starting to deep clean your white mesh sneakers, be sure to get rid of any excess dirt on your sneakers. To get rid of the dirt, use a dry brush or a cloth and rub off all the dirt you can. To get rid of the dirt on your sneaker soles, you can use a toothbrush. Focus only on the outsides of the sneakers at this step. 


Step 2 - Clean sneakers with soap and warm water


After getting all the excess dirt off the outsides, continue cleaning your white mesh sneakers with warm water and soap. Focus on the entire sneaker. You can start the process by using a toothbrush, brush, or sponge.

Make the brush wet, and add some soap to it. Rub the sides of your white sneakers with soap of medium strength and continue applying water and soap as you go. 

How to Clean Mesh Shoes. Nike AU

Step 3 - Wash off the soap 


As of now, you should already see some progress in getting the mesh parts of the sneakers clean. If there are parts that you missed, go back to soap and warm water to get all the spots clean. After all the outsides are done, apply warm water to the sneakers and get rid of the soap. 

Use a dry towel after you have washed the sneakers to see if there are any spots left that need further cleaning. Try not to submerge the sneakers and instead use a towel or a cloth to get all the residue off. 


Step 4 - Cleaning the rubber sole (optional)


If you have an extra toothbrush available, use it to clean the soles of the white mesh sneakers. 

Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the toothbrush and brush the soles with medium/hard strength. Don’t forget to add water in the process! Toothpaste helps to bring back the stock white tone that the sneakers had and is great for getting the soles clean.

Continue rubbing the soles of the sneakers until the majority of the dirty tones have been removed. After everything is done, wash the soles with warm water and use a cloth to dry the mesh shoes. 


Step 5 - Let the sneakers dry


Nice work! Now you should have a clean pair of white mesh sneakers. To finish the cleaning process, let the sneakers dry for a night. The best method for drying sneakers is to fill them with newspapers or cloths.

This allows the sneakers to retain their shape and dry faster, allowing you to rock them the next day!


How to Clean White Shoelaces with Bleach

Here's how to give your white shoelaces a thorough cleaning.

How to Wash White Shoelaces

What You Need

  1. Rubber gloves
  2. White mesh lingerie bag
  3. 3 tbsp. bleach
  4. 1 gallon water
  5. Soap

You can use bleach to clean and brighten all-white shoelaces. When handling bleach, don't forget to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands. Shoes' laces should be taken off and put in a white mesh lingerie bag. Use a small plate to keep the bag submerged if necessary as you soak the bag in a bleach solution for five minutes (Clorox suggests using three tablespoons of bleach for every gallon of water). Launder the laces in the washing machine with regular detergent after removing them from the bleach solution. Let the shoelaces dry for a while.

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