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How to Clean White Shoes?


White Shoes are essential in most people’s closets because they go with anything and are very trendy right now. Also, most schools also require students to wear white shoes (the other color is black) as part of the school uniforms. However, the downside of wearing out is that they tend to get dirty really quick!

For some strange reasons, white shoes seem to attract dirt and debris faster and more than any other kind of shoe, and it’s difficult to stay vigilant of puddles and other potential sources of dirt when you are out and about. So, when your white shoes do get dirty, it’s very important for you to know how you should take care of them, and prolong the lifetime of your white shoes.

Follow below tips would help you to clean your white shoes in some easy ways.

3 Easy & Best Ways to Clean Your Dirty White Shoes

What you will need: + Toothbrush + Liquid laundry detergent + Laundry bag + Baking soda + Warm water + Soft cloth + Toothpaste + Bleach or Bleach pen

Method 1: Make use of your washing machine

  1. Tie the laces together and put your white shoes in a laundry bag.

  2. Get rid of loose debris and spot clean any dirt patches with a bleach pen.

  3. Alternatively, you can clean the dirty spots using a toothbrush with toothpaste – it really doesn’t matter what brand 😊 .

  4. Set your washing machine on a gentle setting with cold water.

  5. Using a gentle cleaning agent/detergent, add about half of the amount you would use for a normal load.

  6. Run the cycle.

  7. Air dry when the cycle is finished.

Method 2: Hand wash with baking soda

1. In a small bowl, mix some baking soda and warm water to create a cleaning agent.

2. Use a new toothbrush, gently brush the mixture into the shoes’s surface firmly to work the paste in.

3. Repeat the steps for all other dirty areas.

4. Let them sink it for about 15 to 30 min and then use a damp cloth to wipe it clean.

5. Set your shoes and laces under the sun to dry for about 3 to 4 hours.

6. Brush off any excess paste and re-lace. Done!

Method 3: Hand wash, but with bleach (or beach pen)

1. In a small bowl, mix a solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water.

2. Dip a new toothbrush in the solution, then scrub your shoes firmly.

3. Rinse the toothbrush with water to ensure there’s no remaining bleach and then scrub the stains again until they’re gone.

4. Similar to above, let the paste sink in and set your shoes to dry them under the sun.

Note: For best result, leave your shoes in a warm, bright area in direct sunlight, to enhance the whitening power of your solutions.


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