Theres a reason that box fresh is such a high compliment; its when youre (just like new trainers) sparkly, shiny, and unaffected by the grime and grossness of the outside world.
When that shine dulls, however, its not ideal – both in terms of you or your kicks.
Many people clean their trainers by throwing them in the washing machine. Although it does work, you can be left with misshapen and oddly grey shoes.
Similarly, the trainer whiteners you can buy in supermarkets and shoe shops simply cover the problem in a layer of Tipp-Ex style paint.
Jumping on the cleaning craze bandwagon, Reeboks hacks for getting your sneakers white once more have now gone viral.
Better still, the routine uses items that youll already have sitting in your cupboards.
From baking soda to nail polish remover, these products should help canvas or leather trainers look new.
How to clean your trainers
The items you need are as follows:
- Baking soda
- Washing up liquid
- Hydrogen peroxide (which can be purchased from some pharamacies and hairdressing supply stores, as well as online)
- An old, soft toothbrush
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- A razor
Then, you follow these steps:
- Lie out your trainers ready to clean.
- Then, create a mixture of water and five tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl.
- Squeeze out about one to two tablespoon of washing up liquid into the bowl and mix.
- Add one to two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and stir again.
- Use your toothbrush to clean the shoe, dipping into the mixture as you go (not forgetting the tongue).
- Use paper towel or soft cloth to wipe off any excess.
- Moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover and clean the midsole of the shoe.
- Use a razor to get rid of any pilling on the inside of the shoe.
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