There's an indescribable feeling of walking on air when you get yourself a pair of new shoes. They feel comfy, look great, and you just want to start running around everywhere to show them off!
But eventually, there is always a puddle in your way, and if you're not careful, your stylish sneakers may lose their gleam sooner rather than later.
This is especially frustrating with white shoes. As good as they look, you have to be super on the ball to make sure that nothing gets on them. But inevitably, they will get dirty.
Instead of buying new shoes every time you splash some mud on your trainers, use these simple tips to keep your white shoes shining! You probably already have all of these ingredients in your home already!
Use white, distilled vinegar to wipe away stains and small markings on your shoes. The acidic cleaning properties are great for removing grime and sharpening the white gleam, just like magic!
For the harder to remove stains, bleach is the answer. It also really makes the white color pop again if it has become faded over the years. Make sure you dilute the solution with plenty of water, or else you could really damage the material. Rinse the shoes once you're finished.
If you've had oil and grease get on your shoes, you know how difficult it can be to remove it and that just soap and water won't always do the trick.
Instead, grab your shampoo (nothing too clinical) from the bathroom, mix it with warm water and get to scrubbing. The shampoo mixture lifts the oil right off of the shoe!
Keep reading for more household tips when cleaning your pearly white footwear!
If you're finding that the above solutions are only getting surface level stains, try using a toothbrush to give it a deeper scrubbing! Make sure you don't use it on your teeth after!
Avoid Sun Exposure
Have you noticed that a lot of old white shoes seem to take on a gross yellow tinge after a while? That's because of extended exposure to direct sunlight. Instead of leaving them out, keep them stored in a cool, dark place.
Polish It Off
Is there a scratch or marking that still won't come off? If you've exhausted every effort, then it may be time to bring out the big guns. Try using your white nail polish to cover up the last of those difficult spots.
These simple tips are great for a friend who has all of these household items!