Clean Sneakers - 6 Free TIPS

Have you been too enthusiastic at your previous festival? Want to pull your last summer or winter sneakers from last year? That festival has left its mark on your sneakers, what now ?!

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Don't worry, cleaning sneakers is easier than you think! The sneaker cleaning step-by-step plan of the Sneakerbaron applies to every shoe (except for Converse all stars, which are described below)!

Cleaning sneakers - Step-by-step plan

  1. Get the shoelaces out your sneakers and try to remove the dirt. You can then simply put this in a laundry bag and put it in the washing machine.
  2. Fill your dirty sneakers with newspapers. Beware! Do you have white or light-colored sneakers? Use plain old paper instead of newsprint! This will prevent the ink from dropping off the newspaper on your sneakers. Tip: Toilet paper is also good!
  3. Make soapy water with lukewarm water and a mild detergent such as washing-up liquid or green soap.
  4. Soak your sneakers in the soapy water and use a cloth to remove as much dirt as possible. Use a toothbrush for the hard spots. Does it absolutely not work? Leave your sneakers on for an hour. For this you need to remove the dirt that is under your sole. Tip : Use a cotton swab to brush in the grooves!
  5. The visible edge of your shoes is easy to clean with a means like CIF in combination with a toothbrush. Beware! Only do this for the soles and the sides of the soles, because the fabric on your sneakers is not strong enough for this!
  6. Dry your sneakers. Preferably not in full sun! If you want to dry them well it can take a few days. Patience is a good thing!

Cleaning Converse all stars

Congratulations! When you have all stars you can easily wash them in the washing machine! However, it is smart to remove the coarse dirt in advance (see above) and to remove the laces from your shoes.

  1. Put all your stars in a pillowcase. You can possibly put tennis balls / extra towels on it so that your shoes do not bump against the edge of your washing machine.
  2. The washing program "cold" is good for all stars. Are your all stars really seriously contaminated? Wash them at 30 or 40 degrees. At warmer temperatures, however, your sneakers can discolour.
  3. When the program is ready, you put old paper or toilet paper in your all stars, and let them dry. Here too, Patience is a beautiful thing!

It really doesn't work ...

Want it really not work? Unfortunately, but that can happen. Your shoes have had their best time. This is a good reason for you to pick out some cool new sneakers!

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Tips or questions?

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