A Guide To Keeping Your White Shoes Pristine

If you own a pair of white sneakers, then you know how difficult it is to maintain. They are stylish, versatile and have become a main staple in every fashionable girl’s wardrobe. 

The fact that we’re using them so much means that these shoes get dirty much faster, and sometimes it isn’t easy to restore them to their initial pristine state. However, we still love to own them. 

It is best to prevent stains on white shoes by treating them with a stain and water repellent treatment as soon as you get home. When you wash your white shoes, we recommend that you first remove the surface dirt using a simple damp cloth. Also, make it a habit to spot clean to prevent further stains and follow these hacks.

1. Use Baking Soda

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Whitening your shoes with baking soda is simple. Get this done using a spoonful of baking soda mixed with half a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and a full tablespoon of plain water to form a thick paste.

Use a toothbrush to scoop the paste and brush the affected areas. Once finished, expose the shoes to the sun for 2-3 hours. After this, your shoes will be clean and look like new.

2. Use Toothpaste

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This may seem absurd but using toothpaste works magic on shoes. Toothpaste is a good solution for cleaning the white rubber of the sole or sneakers made with leather materials.

Moisten a toothbrush with water, add a fair amount of toothpaste and rub on the area you want to clean. Gradually, a foam will form from which dirt will begin to come out. Finally, you have to wipe with a damp cloth.

3. Salt And Milk

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Salt has a natural whitening effect, which is enhanced with milk’s addition to forming a solution. Combining these two ingredients allows you to remove dirt and eliminate bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that accumulate in the shoes.

Pour one liter of milk and half a liter of water into a bucket and add half a cup of salt. Next, dip your sneakers in and let them soak for about 3 hours. Finally, scrub them with a brush and rinse them with soap and water.

4. Bleach

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Bleach is one of the best ways to clean white shoes. But beware, it is highly toxic, and if ingested, it could irritate the lungs, skin, mouth, and even eyes. So, make sure you take the right precautions while using it. 

Take a container and add a glass of bleach to two liters of water, take an old toothbrush and mix both solutions, placing yourself in a ventilated area. Using the toothbrush, gently start scrubbing the shoes, removing stains. When finished, take some warm water and rinse both shoes properly.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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