Wearing white trainers is a fashion statement that never goes out of style. But one of the biggest problems with owning white trainers is keeping them clean. Nobody wants to wear scruffy-looking shoes!

Fortunately, there are some simple and effective methods for cleaning your white trainers and restoring them to their original pristine condition. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to clean white trainers. So, let's get started!


What you need to clean your white trainers

All you need to keep your white trainers looking sparkling clean are a few basic supplies.

You will need a soft bristled brush (like an old toothbrush), warm water, mild detergent, a microfiber cloth and some newspaper for protection. If your shoes have laces, you should remove those before commencing the cleaning process.


How to clean the uppers

Start by filling a bowl with warm water and add in some mild detergent. If you are cleaning a pair of leather trainers, you should avoid any harsh cleaning products. Dip a microfiber cloth into the soapy solution, then use it to gently scrub the surface of the shoe. Be sure you don’t use biological laundry detergent, as it could damage the leather.

If your trainers have canvas uppers, you can use a soft brush the remove loose dirt. Then, dip the brush or a cloth in the cleaning solution. Scrub the shoes without applying too much force. When you’re finished, rinse the shoes with a clean cloth dipped in water.


How to clean the soles

If your white trainers have smooth soles, you can wipe them clean using a cloth dipped in a water and mild detergent solution. If the soles are textured, use a brush the clean between the grooves.

You can also use bleach to clean the rubber trims. You just need to be very careful. Dip your soft brush in undiluted bleach and wipe any stubborn stains on the trims. Allow the bleach to rest for eight to ten minutes before wiping away using a wet cloth.


How to dry your white trainers

Once your trainers have been thoroughly rinsed, open out their tongues and leave them to air dry. If the insides have gotten drenched while you were cleaning them, fill the shoes with crumpled up newspaper.

You should never machine dry your trainers and we recommend you don’t use a hairdryer to speed up the process!


Some tips on how to clean white trainers

Here are some extra tips to keep your white trainers looking pristine:

  • If your trainers are covered in mud, let them dry before starting to clean them. Then bang them together to remove any large clumps of dried mud.
  • After removing the shoelaces, soak them in a strong cleaning solution, rinse them and leave them to dry. You can also machine wash them.
  • To remove stubborn grass stains on white leather trainers, you can spray the stain with WD-40 and wipe with a cloth.
  • For grass stains on canvas trainers, you can use Vanish Oxi Action Gel.


That’s it! If you follow these simple steps, you can keep your white trainers looking brand new all year round!

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