Can you tell me how to clean dirty white Vans and other tennis shoes?
Inês Abrantes, Santa Fe
We can’t help getting our trainers dirty, especially if they’re white or another light color. It’s inevitable. But here are easy steps for how to clean dirty white Vans and other athletic shoes.
First, if you want to keep your shoes in top condition, you’ll get better results by hand-washing them. Although you can wash them in the machine, you run the risk of damaging them. In order to clean Vans and other kinds of sneakers, take out all the laces and any removable inserts.
Put the laces in a mesh bag and use the washing machine to clean them. Round up the supplies you’ll need to clean your shoes. Although you might be inclined to use bleach to clean white shoes, it could yellow the fabric.
Instead, use OxiClean or another kind of oxygen bleach that’s safe for colored clothes. This type of detergent is very good at removing dirt stains. If you have to remove grass stains, dish soap will the trick.
You can also combine hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, or lemon juice with water. Check out this for the recipes:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-clean-vans-shoes/ Once you’re satisfied with how your Vans look, touch up scuffs, too.
A little scrubbing with some white toothpaste might remove the marks, or you can hide them with liquid chalk. Allow your shoes to air dry instead of using the dryer.
Stuff them with paper towels to speed up the process and help them keep their shape. Don’t be tempted to use newspaper for putting in the shoes as they dry, since the newsprint can end up causing additional stains on your shoes.
Now that you have learned how to clean tennis shoes the easy way with common household supplies, I hope these tips help you make your shoes look like new again.