We must agree that white shoes look great and there is hardly someone who does not love them, but keeping them clean can really be a challenge.
If keeping them clean is what keeps you away from your pair of white sneakers than do not worry. Here we have the solution. It is a simple trick that will help you make your pair of not-so-white shoes look like brand new again.
Here is What You Should Do:
Go into your kitchen and look for white vinegar and baking soda. We bet you have them there. Baking soda and vinegar are really powerful when it comes to cleaning fabric. And the fabrics which shoes are made of are not an exception. These two ingredients have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so not only they will clean the fabric from stains, but they will also remove the bad odor. What you need to do is to just follow these simple instructions:
The ingredients that you will need are:
- ½ cup of white vinegar (around 125 ml)
- ¼ cup of sodium bicarbonate i.e. baking soda(around 60g)
- 1 brush
As we mentioned the recipe is very simple and this is what exactly you should do. Take one small container, put the baking soda and the white vinegar and mix them well until you get a foamy mixture. Then take the brush and rub this foamy mixture on your shoes. When you finish rubbing, leave the mixture on for 30 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with cold water.
Do NOT forget the laces!
The shoe laces are very important part of the shoes and we often forget to wash them. If the laces are dirty your shoes will still look bad, no matter how well you have cleaned them. So, do not forget to wash them from time to time. You can just put them in the washing machine (put them in a washing bag or pillow case to prevent losing them). An extra tip is always to take a picture of your shoes prior to removing the laces. Thus you will be sure that you know how to put them back on.
So if you have a pair of dirty white shoes at home, try this easy trick and enjoy bringing them back to life. We promise that you will be amazed by the results.