While in school, you probably won’t get the chance to use a washing machine to get your sneakers cleaned. However, it doesn’t mean that you should always move about with dirty sneakers, or stop wearing them when they become dirty. There’s always another way out. In this article, we’ll take you through one of the simplest ways to get your sneakers cleaned with basic things that you’re likely to have at your disposal in school. With these steps, you don’t need anything like baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or a magic eraser. All you need is water, a toothbrush, a wash cloth, laundry detergent, and you’re good to go. Let’s get to it!

  1. Step
    Remove excess dirt by knocking the soles together and use the tooth brush (or any soft brush) to scrub off any remaining dirt.
    Do well to remove the insoles (if possible), as well as laces.
  2. Step
    After removing the excess dirt, you can now use the wash cloth to wipe away any stains. At this point, make sure to use a mild, eco-friendly laundry detergent mixed with lukewarm water.
    Note that mild detergents do not cause yellow discoloration from toxins.
  3. Step
    It’s rinsing time! Just that you don’t have to dip your sneakers in water. Here’s what you have to do: Rinse the washcloth and dip it in warm water in order to remove excess soap and suds.
    If necessary, dip the toothbrush in water and use it to clean white soles or boost material on the edge of your shoe’s sole.
  4. Step
    Time to dry. Make sure to dry them at room temperature, and if you’ve got leather sneakers like Superstars, you could apply a small amount of leather shoe conditioner or treatment.
  5. Step
    Wash the lace and insoles with water and a laundry detergent, and dry them.
    If you get the chance to use a washing machine, place the insoles and laces in a pillow case and run them through the washing machine set to cold/delicate with a laundry detergent.
    Bonus tip: washing insoles can help eliminate bad odours.


Summing Up

Yes! That’s all. Easy right? So, there’s no need to panic when your sneakers get dirty, because you’ve got what it takes to make them clean again. Go spread the news!

Credit: adidas.com

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