The Best Ways to Clean White Shoes

Just because snow is mostly white, it doesn't mean your white shoes will stay that way. In fact, the snow stains shoes. Making them look yellowish. However, winter or not, the information here will help you keep your white shoes looking stylish and bright all year round. 

Method #1 (for all types of shoes, including white leather):

You will need:

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Magic Eraser
  • Toothbrush

To keep your shoes looking fresh, mix 1 tsp of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water. Next, use a magic eraser to scrub the soap mixture onto the leather, rubber, or plastic of your shoes. If your shoes have stains, use a toothbrush soaked in soapy water to scrub the stains in a circular motion. Blot your wet shoes with a paper towel or cloth, and then allow them to dry in a safe place for at least a few hours before wearing them again.

Method #2 (for white fabric shoes):

You will need:

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Towel (microfiber if possible)

In a well-ventilated area, dilute 1 part bleach with 5 parts water in a small container. Be careful not to use too much bleach, as it can cause your shoes to turn yellow. Use a toothbrush to scrub the bleach solution onto the shoes, and then wipe it off with a towel using gentle pressure. Allow the shoes to dry overnight before wearing them again.

Method #3 (for canvas, mesh, or fabric shoes):

You will need:

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Hot water
  • Toothbrush

In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon each of hot water, white vinegar, and baking soda. Use a toothbrush to apply the paste to your shoes, and let it dry for 3-4 hours in direct sunlight. The paste should harden, and you can then remove it by scratching it off with your fingernail. Use a dry brush to remove any dried residue, and your shoes will be clean and ready to wear.

If you don't have any white shoes but would like to try these cleaning tips, consider purchasing the white and black Soleil with genuine sheepskin leather from our website.

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