Wearing white shoes is a huge fashion trend at the moment. However, despite how fashionable it may look, it’s hard to imagine anything less practical than wearing white shoes on the dirty ground of our polluted city streets, not to mention a muddy countryside. After paying good money for sneakers, you certainly wish they would look new (or at least, you know, white) more than, say, the first three times you wear them.
How to Get White Shoes White Again?
- Dirty white shoes
- A small mixing bowl
- A small brush (can be an old toothbrush)
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
Step 1: Choose a sunny day for the shoe-whitening operation. Unlace your shoes. Use the toothbrush to clean your shoes and remove big pieces of dirt.
Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, mix a tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 tablespoon water, and 1/2 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide. Mix the ingredients until they become an even paste.
Step 3: Gently brush the mixture into the surface of your dirty shoes. Without pressing too hard, brush away the dirt, then work the mixture into the surface of your shoes.
Step 4: Add another coat evenly over the shoe.
Step 5: Put the laces to the remaining mixture.
Step 6: Place both your shoes and laces outside in bright sunlight (the hotter the day the better) to let the mixture work.
Step 7: Leave them out for a couple of hours, or until the mixture starts cracking off.
Step 8: Remove most of the mixture by clapping the shoes together. Go back in with a brush to get out the remains. The shoes should be several shades lighter.
Step 9: Lace them and enjoy your brand-new looking shoes!