How to Clean your White Sneakers
White sneakers are a classic for a reason. They provide effortless styling and endless outfits possibilities that you can wear day after day (after day after day...), BUT the key to this look is keeping them fresh and pristine. We've partnered with Tim Dessaint to help you bring your favourite pair of white sneakers back to life with 3 simple steps. Tim is a London-based creator whose easy, classic style and clever how-to videos have helped millions of people dress (and live) with intention. Without further ado, let’s get cleansing!
What you'll need:
- 2 cloths or towels
- A bowl filled with warm water
- Mild soap
- Toothbrush or Suede brush
Step 1: Remove & clean the shoes laces
Step 2: Remove visible & loose dirt
Minor scuffs and dirt are just a part of the white sneaker journey. When your leather or canvas sneakers just need a light pick me up, simply wet a kitchen towel to clean off surface dirt. You do the same by opting for a shoe cleaning wipe. For suede sneakers, skip the above steps and clean using a suede brush. First, use the brush side to clean off surface dirt. Then, use the eraser to remove scuffs and deeper inset marks. To ensure that your sneaks always look their best, follow these steps every few weeks.
Need a little bit of a deeper cleanse? Move onto step three.
Step 3: Deep cleaningSpent all day puddle jumping? For sneakers that need a serious deep clean, take into consideration the material as fabric and leather sneakers require different kinds of love.
Clean your Fabric Sneakers
Clean your White Leather Sneakers
For your leather based sneakers, wet a towel or use cleaning wipes to clean off surface dirt, then follow by using a dedicated shoe cleaner to slowly scrub off stains in circular motions.