White sneakers and sports shoes are an indispensable collection for any man or woman who is passionate about fashion and beyond. But the biggest challenge is to maintain immaculate white shoes, as they were the day you bought.
Nothing can be more hurtful than some ugly looking stains on your favorite white sneakers. Indisputably, even a little dust on your white shoes can make them look like work boots. There are times like rain when you don’t like stepping on the mud, but you have to. And, finally you end up with dirty looking white sneakers. Here, I am going to share some tips about how to keep white sneakers or sport shoes perfectly clean.
1Mask the scratches with nail polish
Sounds funny? But this really works. It is very easy to hide those nasty scratches on your white sneakers/sports shoes. All you need to do is – retouching the scratches with a white nail polish. By doing this, you will not only be able to hide all stains, but this will not let the dirt/dust stick in scratches.
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2Removers, vinegar, and wet wipes
This ones amazing. You can easily get rid of those nasty looking stains by using solutions like stain removers, vinegar, and even wet wipes. I would recommend wet wipes as a handy solution only when you are traveling and you have to deal with dust. However, at home, you can use a sponge or cloth with vinegar or nail paint removers. Dip the sponge or cloth in the liquid and scrub the stain.
3Do not wash them in the washing machine
Most of the sellers will tell you that you can wash your shoes in the washing machine. But, the reality is, you should never wash your sneakers in the washing machine. Do you know that machine cleaning is not going to clean your shoe, and additionally, the machine is going to cause irreparable damage?
Do not forget that the excess water and detergent are going to result in yellow spots, and these spots are going to be there even after drying. Instead, you should hand wash them.
To do so, take some warm water in a bowl and add laundry detergent to it. Use an old toothbrush to remove stubborn stains that might be hiding in inaccessible areas.
Always wash the laces separately and put them on a paper towel because that way your laces will dry quickly.
Gently squeeze your shoes for any excess water, put some paper towels in those, and leave them to dry in the air.
The only purpose of putting paper tissues is water absorption to make your shoes dry faster.
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4Use dish soap for grease stains
In case of grease stains on your white sneakers, you can get rid of those using a drop of dish-washing liquid.
You need to moisten those stain by applying a very little amount of dish-washing liquid and scrub them with an old toothbrush.
5Never use chlorine directly on your white shoes
Never put undiluted chlorine directly on your white shoes. Mix one part of chlorine bleach to five parts of water. Remember, if you use a concentrated solution, your sneakers may turn yellow. To clean, dip an old toothbrush in this chlorine water and scrub your shoes gently. At the end, rinse them in warm water.