What's up everyone ?
My name is Alex Costa and I am the type of guy who likes to keep my shoes clean at all times , especially white sneakers .
All right , they gotta be fresh .
It's nothing like wearing your brand new .
Your fresh white kicks out right for the whole day looking good .
And then you get home , you look down and you notice stains , it's basically destroyed .
It's now a different color that sucks .
You know , like you need patience and I know it's frustrating but it's solvable right .
There are ways to bring your sneakers back to life .
And in today's video , we're gonna go over the best possible ways to clean your white sneak .
I'm also and I'm just coming up with this in my head right now .
I'm also gonna give away five cleaning kits from Jason Mark .
Uh to you guys , it's one of the best cleaning solutions in the market .
You know , I'm gonna ship it to your doorstep .
So all you have to do is follow me on Instagram , leave a comment on my latest picture and I will pick five of you to win some Jason Mark cleaning kits , right ?
My Instagram is at Alex Costa .
I post a lot about men's fashion grooming hair and travel .
So go check it out .
I'll pick the five wieners wieners .
I'll pick the five winners in just a few days .
You guys are gonna love this cleaning kit .
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Yeah , I just came up with this .
All right , let's get into this starting with number one whitening sponges .
Now , these aren't really advertised as sneaker cleaning or whitening sponges .
But the magic eraser that you see on TV and like in commercials all day long , they're actually great for cleaning white shoes .
Honestly , it's probably one of the easiest ways that you can clean your shoes without buying an actual like shoe cleaning kit .
All you have to do is grab 11 of these sponges and then get it wet , squeeze out any excess water and then start cleaning .
If you're cleaning the entire shoe , you're gonna find that the sponge actually starts breaking apart as you clean .
That's normal .
So don't freak out .
I recommend you get your shoes at a sink and then clean them in there to keep things organized .
Otherwise you might make a mess .
But this method is perfect for like a quick cleaning , especially like spot cleaning .
If you have like a small stain , you know , in one specific area .
Keep in mind though that it's not gonna remove any super deep stains for that .
You're gonna need something stronger .
So let me give you more options .
All right , number two , I call this the toothpaste solution because it has toothpaste and I couldn't come up with a better name for this .
So , toothpaste solution .
I know it's a little bit weird to use toothpaste to clean your sneakers , but it works , especially if you have like those really beat up canvas sneakers .
It's perfect for that .
All right , all you're gonna need is some toothpaste dish soap , baking soda , a small bowl and then your brother's tooth .
I mean a toothbrush .
You're gonna put the toothpaste into the small bowl and then you're gonna add a cup of baking soda , tablespoon of dish soap and a cup of water .
Mix it together until you have a liquid somewhat bubbly solution .
I also like to remove the laces to make it easier and to not damage them .
Then also remove the insoles as well if they're removable just because you don't really wanna get them wet either way .
Then with the tooth brush , you're gonna apply the solution all over the sneakers .
It's going to foam up just a bit , which means it's working pro tip here guys , no need to brush super hard , especially if it's a new toothbrush , which by the way , I don't know why it would be a new toothbrush .
Don't waste a new toothbrush with this older toothbrushes are actually better because they're softer and they won't damage your sneakers .
So , pro tip , once you apply the solution all over the sneakers , then you're gonna wash it off completely in warm water .
And then here is the secret guys , you're actually gonna repeat the whole process , right ?
That's what's gonna make it really nice and white .
It's the second layer of product .
Use the toothbrush again , brush the sneakers again with the solution and then you wash it off another pro tip , right ?
If you don't wash out all of the solution from your sneakers , you're gonna find stains on your sneakers .
So pay attention here , right ?
Make sure that you wash it all off .
If it dries a little bit of solution there , there's gonna be a little stain and you don't want that .
All right .
So let it dry in the shade and now you're all done left with beautiful white sneakers again .
Number three .
Now , I know some of you guys don't like the idea of getting your sneakers wet entirely and I get it .
I hear you .
So that's why I'm also gonna recommend you the baking soda solution .
Guess how I came up with that name has baking soda .
That's the only reason why the solution is perfect for you guys who don't want to wash your shoes entirely or spend money on cleaning products , which is totally acceptable .
These are the five items that you will need and you can usually find them in your house which makes it super easy .
So we got baking soda , hydrogen peroxide , a small bowl and then a toothbrush and water .
And what you're gonna add to this bowl is two tablespoons of baking soda , one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and one tablespoon of warm water .
And you mix it together until it becomes really pasty .
And you're gonna apply this paste all around the sneakers with the toothbrush .
It's not gonna whiten it right away .
So just be a little bit patient here .
Once the shoe is all covered in the space , you're gonna leave it in sunlight for about an hour .
No more than that guys because actually too much sun will damage the sneakers .
Another pro tip , we're full of pro tips here today .
When you're drying sneakers in general , I would stay away from direct sunlight because that damages the color , you know , it fades the color , it damages the fabric .
So just place them on a wall , you know , like this and then let them dry .
Now , if you don't have the time or patience for these at home solutions , that's fine .
I feel you , you know , time is money .
I've used some great whitening kits here that really work .
All right , these whitening kit and brands like Jason Mark , like the ones that I'm giving you away today and CRE they're designed with high quality ingredients , meaning you're not gonna have to worry about damaging your shoes , ok ?
I've been using these products for years now .
And they're amazing probably the best out in the market right now .
Both of these either crap or Jason Mark doesn't matter .
They're both gonna work really well .
These whitening kits are obviously a lot easier than putting a bunch of ingredients together and , you know , they clean very effectively .
So you just pour the solution into warm water and then you make sure it's warm , right ?
Not hot , not cold , just warm water , dip the brush in there and then you just scrub your shoes .
It's super easy .
The only downside to this , I mean , obviously you have to pay for them .
You know , it's a little bit more than just coming up with like baking soda , hydrogen peroxide , all that stuff .
So , you know , it's a little bit more , but to be fair , they're not that expensive , they're about 15 to $25 .
And if you clean your shoes a lot like I do and you want to be convenient as possible .
Or if you're traveling , this is the way to go .
I take them when I go on long trips somewhere because you know , it's a small package .
You can use it anywhere .
If you want to keep it in your car , you can do that .
If you're an avid traveler , you can definitely bring it with you to make it easy .
And if you guys want more fashion grooming , hairstyle travel inspiration , if you wanna see my sneakers or behind the scenes here , then you gotta follow me on Instagram .
It's at Alex Costa Plus .
Like I said , I'm doing this giveaway for you guys .
Five Jason Mark cleaning kits are going out to you guys .
All you have to do is follow me and comment on my latest picture .
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Thank you guys so much for watching this video .
Hopefully you get nice fresh white kicks and uh I'll see you again soon this .