9, Mar 2018

How to Make Your Dirty Sneakers Look Brand New without Washing

Short on time but need a clean pair of sneakers in a flash? Here are our tips for making your sneakers look brand new again!

Imagine being all set and ready to go when you suddenly realize that your sneakers have a stain on them. You can't switch them for another pair because they're your favorite, and you can't throw them in the wash because it would take ages to dry. What's a guy to do? Here are our quick tips:

Use vinegar on suede shoes. If your shoes are made of suede, don't clean them with water! Instead, use a very soft brush dipped in a bit of vinegar to brush away the dirt in just one direction. Once done, give it a quick wipe with a soft cloth and the stain should be gone!

Use an eraser on rubber shoes. Little marks and scuffs can easily be rubbed away with your typical eraser. Just make sure not to rub too hard!

Lemon juice and baking soda. For rubber and canvas shoes, take a toothbrush dipped in some lemon juice and scrub away at the dirt. Once done, neutralize the lemon by scrubbing it with a bit of baking soda and wiping it all away with a cloth.

Hair conditioner on leather. Conditioners can help loosen oils and dirt that has adhered to it. Just put some conditioner on the dirty area and rub away the dirt with a sponge.

Use toothpaste on sneaker soles. Brighten up yellowing soles by rubbing the dirty area with a brush and some toothpaste!

All it takes to make your sneakers look brand new is a bit of ingenuity, some patience, and a couple of household items!