There are so many ways you can get your white shoes looking like new again and most use basic household products you hopefully already have at home!
Here are our go-to cleaning hacks to clean white sneakers, sandals or heels:
- Warm soapy water: Good for cleaning shoes made from almost any material, just add about one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to one cup of warm water and stir. Using a cloth or toothbrush, gently scrub the shoe until clean, wipe off any excess water and leave to air dry for several hours.
- Baking soda and white vinegar: Great for canvas shoes but also works for other shoe types. Mix one tablespoon of hot water with one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of baking soda together to form a paste. Using a toothbrush, apply to the shoes in a circular motion, then leave shoes to air for several hours before brushing and shaking off the dried paste.
- Toothpaste: You can also try using toothpaste (the white creamy type and not a coloured gel). Apply it to the entire shoe in a circular motion, paying extra attention to any heavy stains. Leave for 10 minutes before wiping away with a damp towel, then repeat if needed.