White shoes are lovely statement pieces to add to your small capsule wardrobe since they seem to fit a wide range of fashion colors.
But white shoes are not without difficulties, they are quick to stain and hard to maintain.
Stuck with a dirty shoe? Here are quick ways to clean your white shoes without stress.
How to Clean White Canvas/Sneakers Shoes
It’s not difficult to get sticky grime out of your white sneaker or canvas shoes, it’s actually a little easier than you think. Here’s how you can clean white shoes with baking soda and white vinegar.
Step 1: Gather your cleaning materials.
Get your baking soda and white vinegar to clean your white shoes.
Step 2: Combine all of your materials.
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of white vinegar and a cup of warm water.
Step 3: Start scrubbing a little hard.
Dip a cloth or wash brush into the paste and begin scrubbing away the dirt on your shoes. The baking soda mixture will dry pretty quickly. After scrubbing, brush off any remaining paste and let your shoes air dry.
How to Clean White Canvas/Sneakers Shoes With a Washing Machine.
Toss your white sneakers or canvas shoes into your washing machine. Add mild liquid soap, and then set the machine to “quick wash” usually 15minutes.
Remove shoes after 5-10minutes wash before it starts spinning and clean out any remaining dirt.
Your shoe is good as new.
How to Clean White Leather Shoes
Leather is one of the easier materials to clean because it doesn’t absorb as much water as some other fabrics shoes. Here’s how to give white leather shoes a thorough cleaning:
Step 1: Gather your materials.
You’ll need microfiber towels, soap, cotton rags (an old cotton dress works great), and Clean Magic Erasers.
Step 2: work-off surface dirt.
Wet a microfiber towel, squeeze out excess water, and then gently wipe down the outside of your shoes. This will help remove any speared and scruffed pieces of dirt that are caught in different parts of the shoe. Let your shoes dry for 10 minutes and wipe with a dry cloth.
Step 3: Remember to clean the sole.
Wet your Clean Magic Eraser and squeeze out any excess water. Run the Magic Eraser up and down the soles of your sneakers or shoes until the dirt and stains are gone. You want to make sure your Magic Eraser is a little damp but not dripping all over your shoes to make cleaning quicker.
Step 4: Scrub with soap.
Wet your rag or cotton towel and lather it up with some soap. In a quick motion, massage the upper part of the shoe until it returns back to its perfect white color. Wipe away any excess soap with the rag. After this last step, let your shoes dry again for 20 minutes.
How to Clean White Suede Shoes
Cleaning suede shoes can be a little tricky since suede is a delicate fabric that stains and grease easily. All the reason why most suede shoes don’t come in a true white hue. The same goes for true whites, though, off-whites, all can get dirty easily. Here’s how to clean suede shoes effectively.
Step 1: Gather your materials.
You’ll need a soft cotton cloth or microfiber towel, a pencil eraser, white vinegar, and a suede brush.
Step 2: Start by blotting deeply.
Blot your shoes with the soft cloth to help remove any moisture. Then, gently rub any stains with the pink pencil eraser.
Step 3: Dry with a paper towel.
Place a cotton or paper towel onto any wet stains and apply pressure to soak out stains. It has to be one area at a time so you don’t rub the dirt and stains, as they could spread across the shoe.
Step 4: Get rid of remaining stains.
Dip your cotton cloth in white vinegar and rub any remaining stains. Once you’ve done that, allow shoes to dry and then srub the outside of each shoe with a suede brush to get back that velvety texture back.