How to Clean White Shoes
White shoes are a staple in many people’s wardrobes. Unfortunately, white shoes get dirty easily and require more work than other colors to keep them clean. In this blog post, we will be discussing how to clean your white shoes the right way so you can look polished all year round.
Cleaning with water: Using warm water and dish soap is one of the most popular ways to wash your white shoes. However, it is not advised for leather or suede material.
Because it tends to dry out the fabric too much! A better alternative would be using cold water and mild detergent mixed together in a bowl.
This method works well on canvas materials as well as other synthetic fabrics such as nubuck.
Way 1: With Soap and Water
Soap and water work best on all kinds of shoes, including white leather. But if you don’t want to use dish soap for some reason or just ran out.
There is a quick substitute: 1⁄2 cup (120 ml) of vinegar. Mix it with warm water in the same proportions we used before 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml).
And then scrub your shoe with an old toothbrush so that the mixture’s sudsy but still clear.
Clean the soles
Use a magic eraser to remove scuffs and stains from your soles, rubber pieces, leather or plastic. Clean the area that needs scrubbing with soap and water first before you use it on your shoe.
Rinse off the soapy mixture when finished to avoid any residue.
Soak your shoes in soapy water and gently scrub the dirt off with a cloth or paper towel. Pat excess soap away from surface of shoe.
Then use either another clean cloth or dryer to finish drying it out completely for good measure!
Way 2: Cleaning with bleaching Powder
Mix bleach with water
Mix one part of bleach Powder with five parts water in a bowl. Work in a well-ventilated area and mix the ingredients using caution to not use more than necessary or else.
It could stain your shoes yellow rather than white. Wearing nitrile gloves is advisable while working with this material.
As they act to protect you from any potential skin irritation that may be caused by contact. These are also used when pouring detergent into fabric softener dispensers for laundry purposes!
Use a Toothbrush
The best way to get white shoes back from yellow is with a toothbrush and bleach. Dip the brush in your solution, then start scrubbing small circles into the fabric of the shoe.
Focus on stains first, you’ll notice them lifting out of your shoes!
Make your shoes look new by wiping them with a damp towel. Fold the wet, wrung-out microfiber cloth in half.
So that it is not too large for one shoe and then gently wipe over all of the surfaces on both sides. To remove any blemishes or stains from wearing out your kicks!
Afterward, you can also take off those old insoles and run some water through each side until they’re spotless again.