How To Clean Running Shoes
Need to learn how to clean running shoes? A nice, clean pair of running shoes makes you look polished and neat. Keeping your shoes clean is an important task that requires little effort. No one wants to go out wearing dirty or smelly shoes. Gather a few household items and get started.
- Laundry detergent or dish liquid
- Small bucket
- Small brush and/or toothbrush
- Paper towels
- Scrub sponge (optional)
- Shoe polish or whitener (optional)
- Baking soda (optional)
- Fill a small bucket or sink with warm water and add a small amount of laundry or dish soap. If you have white shoes, using a laundry detergent for white clothes is a good idea. You could also add a small amount of bleach to the water. Don’t add bleach if you use dish detergent though, as it can cause harmful fumes.
- Remove the shoelaces and wash them with the laundry.
- Using the soapy water and brush or sponge, begin to clean the shoes. Some may not be submersible, but if they are, you can dip them in the water to clean the inside as well.
Dry When you are finished cleaning, dry the running shoes with paper towels.
- Allow them to air dry the rest of the way. Stuff paper towels inside to hold their shape and absorb any excess moisture. Set them in the sun or in front of a vent.
- Apply When the shoes are completely dry, apply polish or whitener and put the laces back in.
- Baking soda If the shoes still have an odor, sprinkle some baking soda inside.
- Save money In addition to making your shoes look better, cleaning and maintaining will make them last longer. You will save money and look good at the same time.