White-colour sneakers are great because they can pair nearly any outfit, from jeans to business casual. But if you own white-colour sneakers, it is important to be careful; this can prevent them from turning dingy and grey. Proper care can prevent wear-and-tear holes too. This article will share tips on keeping your white kicks looking as fresh as the day you bought them.
Buy a cleaning solution
- The key is ensuring it’s safe for use in sneakers. According to experts, buying a cleaning solution is a great idea to preserve your white sneakers. There are many on the market, so you should be able to find one that will work for your needs.
- Make sure you get something with a brush to easily spray those hard-to-reach areas around the shoe’s laces, eyelets and seams.
- You might want to consider looking into cleaners made specifically for white sneakers.
Spot-clean the soles and insides
Wipe the soles and insides with a damp cloth. This will remove any dust that may have settled on them and keep them looking fresh. It’s also important to wear them after cleaning off this dust, as this can prevent the dust from getting into the shoe and making it dirty very quickly. Finally, avoid using water on any part of the shoe outside because that could cause stains or discolouration in certain areas.
Use a toothbrush for tough stains
Use a toothbrush to scrub away stubborn stains and scuffs that won’t lift with water alone. Use a toothbrush with a soft bristle for delicate materials like leather, suede and nubuck, or use a hard bristle for tougher stains like mud or dirt.
Air-dry your shoes
This is an essential tip for keeping them clean because a hairdryer will melt away at the glue that holds together all the different layers of material in your shoe.
The best way to keep them from getting dirty is by letting them air dry after cleaning them with soap and water or using other methods to wash your clothing items (like hand washing).
Avoid leaving your sneakers in direct sunlight
Exposure to UV rays can cause damage and discolouration when they get on the shoe, even if it has been bleached. To avoid this, try not to leave your sneakers out in direct sunlight or near a window or car dashboard for long periods.
If you need to keep them outside for longer than ten minutes, bring an umbrella with you! This will protect them from being in direct sunlight for long enough so that any slight discolouration won’t matter too much because it’ll mostly be gone within a couple of hours.
Try this tip to keep your sneakers looking spanking clean!
While you may have heard that water and vinegar are the best way to clean white sneakers, this isn’t generally true. Water and a cleaning solution are better at removing dirt and stains than just water alone.
In conclusion, you can also take a few other preventative measures to clean your sneakers by spraying or brushing on a protectant before wearing them. This will create a barrier against dirt and stains. If they need deeper cleaning, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub them with warm water and laundry detergent. Rinse them thoroughly afterwards and let them air dry. Also, you can whiten any yellowed areas with a paste made of equal parts baking soda and water. Apply it to the affected areas with a sponge and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
After you’ve used these tips for keeping your sneakers clean and looking new, try them out for yourself!