You can't go wrong with a classic white sneaker. But if you're not careful, they'll get dirty and dingy in no time. The good news is that cleaning white shoes is easy—with the right products and techniques, you'll be able to keep your whites looking pristine. Read on for our tips on how to clean white shoes so that they don't get stained or discolored.
Clean white shoes with water and a mild soap.
White shoes are just so hard to keep clean. You can't use bleach or anything harsh because it will stain the color. Soak your shoes in a bucket of water and a mild soap. Use a toothbrush to scrub any tough spots. Rinse them with cold water to make sure all the soap is gone. Let them dry in the sun or by a fan.
If the dirt is not coming off, use a little vinegar.
The best way to clean white shoes is to use a little vinegar. Add about a cup of vinegar to a bucket of warm water and scrub the shoes with a sponge. Rinse the shoes off with water and let them dry.
Let the shoes dry before you wear them again.
It's a common misconception that you should scrub your white shoes with soap and water. In reality, this can cause the color to fade or even change. To clean your white shoes, use a damp cloth to wipe them down. If they're really dirty, you can use a mild soap or dish detergent. You should also let the shoes dry before wearing them again.