How to clean white sneakers?


In the last year, white sneakers have become an essential item that cannot be missing in any woman's closet and no wonder, they combine perfectly with everything, even with evening dresses.

The problem is that since they are white, they get dirty easily and no longer fit very well to complete the look. Therefore, we will teach you step by step to clean white sports shoes .

Step by step to clean white fabric sneakers by hand


1. Take out the laces and insoles

By removing the laces from your shoes, it will be much easier to clean them since all the fabric will be exposed. Meanwhile, soak the laces and insoles in a container with water, white soap and vinegar. Rub them from time to time. If they are still stained, add a little baking soda to the water.

2. Remove stains from sneakers

The first step to do with the sneakers is to moisten the fabric with a lot of (cold) water. In a container, add 1/4 cup of baking soda plus 2 cups of white vinegar, you will see that a foam forms, when it decreases, place this mixture on top of the shoe and brush. If your sneakers have many stains or are yellow, let this mixture rest on them for 20/30 minutes.

In the event that your shoes are not too dirty, but it is necessary to wash them so that they are white again as when you bought them, you can choose to use soap based on vegetable oils, known as: Marseille soap instead of vinegar.

3. Cleaning by hand

Once the previous steps have been carried out, add plenty of cold water to a deep container, because hot water causes the stains to adhere even more to the fabric of the sneakers.

Using a clothes brush, scrub the shoe everywhere, including the inside. Once you have rubbed it all over the shoe, rinse it with clean water. It is important that there are no soap residues.

4. Ready, your white sneakers will now look a perfect white. Now you should dry them outside, but do not let them get direct sunlight because the yellow spots may appear again.

 Clean white cloth sneakers in the washing machine


The reality is that it is not recommended to carry out this type of washing because it can deform the ergonomics of the footwear and even more so if it is sports shoes. In case you want to do it the same way, we will teach you how to do it successfully.

  1. Place your white sneakers in a wash bag. This way you will prevent the shoes from sticking to the walls of the washing machine and also, the insoles and laces will stay where they belong.
  2. When the wash cycle is finished, avoid using the dryer because the shoes can become deformed. Dry outdoors, not fully exposed to the sun.

Data to keep in mind, it is better that you use neutral soap in the washing machine and if you want the stains to come out perfectly, it is advisable to wash them by hand first as we taught you previously and then put them in the washing machine.

Tricks to clean white sneakers


In addition to the two options that we detail throughout the text, there are other products that you can use to clean your white sneakers and they are the following.

  • Micellar water: Yes, this makeup remover product can be used to clean your sneakers, especially if they are leather. You will only have to rub the shoes with a clean cloth (soaked with the product).
  • Toothpaste: Add the paste to a brush and rub it on the sneakers, with a little water to make it easier. Wipe off the excess with a damp cloth and you're done.


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