How To Clean White Sneakers
- Liquid dish soap
- White paper towels
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (optional)
- Remove laces. The shoe laces tend to be the dirtiest part of sneakers. Remove them and toss them in a load of laundry to get them clean.
- Remove insoles. Before you wash the sneakers at all, you need to remove the insoles. All parts of the sneaker should be cleaned individually.
- Mix a mild cleaning solution. You can use liquid dish soap and warm water to create a cleaning solution. Dish soap is very mild and should work to clean any white sneakers without doing any damage at all.
- Clean the insoles. Using a cloth or paper towel, gently scrub the insoles.
- Let the insoles air dry. If there is a noticeable odor or they still smell like dirty feet once they have dried, sprinkle them with baking soda.
- Clean the sneakers. Again, using a cloth or paper towel, gently remove any dirty spots or scuffs from the shoe using the dish soap and water.
- Let the sneakers air dry. Place the sneakers in a well-ventilated room, or outside, and let them air dry. Stuffing the shoes with white paper towels, cloths or paper can help soak up any excess water.
- Reassemble. Once all the parts of the shoe have had time to completely dry, put the laces and insoles back into the shoes.
To remove scuffs or any other marks that didn't come off, try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Try putting your white sneakers in the washer with a load of laundry, preferably towels, to get them cleaned.
Never put shoes in a dryer to dry them. This can distort their shape and decrease the amount of support they give.