How to Keep Your White Sneakers Clean

I’ve written a lot about white sneakers.

If there is anything to be said about them is that they are one of the most versatile shoes you can own, and they certainly are the most versatile one I own. I’m assuming that you already got a pair too and now you are trying to protect them like your eyes. Even the smallest piece of dirt worries you and you get annoyed if someone steps on them.

Now, those are all common fears among people who adore white sneakers. They just look that good, and you can’t afford to go out with dirty shoes. That’s why keeping them clean, and cleaning them at least once a week, if not more, is mandatory.

I’ve done my mistakes and my rights until I learn how to clean my shoes, and some minor things are actually very important if you want to keep those shoes clean and in good condition. With that in mind, I give you the guide to cleaning and keeping clean, white sneakers.

What you need

In order to clean your sneakers the properly, you need to stack up on some products before you start.

Shoe Cleaner                            BUY

Shoe Cleaning Brush              BUY

Microfiber Towel                       BUY

Repel Spray                               BUY


•Preparing for cleaning•

In order to prepare the shoes before starting the cleaning, you should remove the laces, tap them one each other just to remove excessive dirt and dust. Give them a wipe with a damp cloth just to clean that extra layer of dirt. After you are done let them dry for a minute.



With a few drops of the shoe cleaner on a wet brush give a good scrub on the surface of the shoe until foam forms. For a harder to get places or some more delicate areas, use a toothbrush. After that give the shoe a wipe to remove the stains. Repeat the process until needed. For canvas shoes give the towel a little twist when removing the foam from the shoes to help to remove the stains.


•Taking care of the laces•

It`s best if you put new laces just to give a fresh look of the shoes. Although putting new laces is always great, giving them a little wash will also do the job. Let the laces soak in warm water and washing powder for an hour. Let them dry and lace them on.



After you have cleaned the shoes and let them dry its time for the final step. Go outside and put the shoes close to each other. Spray them with a protective repel spray and let them dry according to the instructions on the spray you use. Put back the laces and store them in their box to keep them away from the dust from your other shoes.

Final Words

Now that you have accomplished all steps you have squeaky clean sneakers to kick ass with. Remember to keep them away from rain, mud and all dirty places. Share with us what cleaning tricks you use and how you keep your sneakers on point in the comments below.

– Evgeni

Sneaker in the cover photo:
Common Projects Achilles Retro Leather Sneakers



Evgeni Asenov

For the last 4 years I've been enthusiastic about men's style, lifestyle and fashion. Trough trial and error I've learned some things in this area and now I'm here to share with everyone who might be interested.

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