What you're seeing here is a white Converse shoe previously white .
I recently was in some wet grass that had been mowed and um , they got a little bit toasted and greened out .
So I figured this was a wonderful opportunity to show you this bucket that'll be used to use Oxy Clean .
So we can see if this will save my old green shoes .
The first step in this is to take off the laces .
We want the laces off so that the cleaning solution can equally uh distribute itself on the shoe tongue there .
Actually , you know what , I'm gonna go ahead and try something I've never done and throw in the laces too and see if we can whiten those up with Oxy Clean .
Why not ?
Next thing I'm gonna do here is take out the sole of the shoe .
One soul firmly in hand .
We're going for two souls , two souls are mine .
Now that I've done that , I'm gonna turn my water on hot .
The directions for Oxy clean mix until completely dissolved .
Use warm or hot water , do not heat or boil , do not mix a seal container soak for best results .
Um It'll also say , say things like uh scrubbing and all that , but we're just gonna soak now that your water is as hot as possible .
Put it in your bucket .
This is the bulk sized oxy clean came with this scoop .
I'm going to handle with my hands here .
I'm taking the clumps .
It's not like chlorine or anything , so it's OK to handle with your hands .
Um It's all right .
I'm gonna fill in uh some more oxy clean in my scoop just to fill in the gaps that were air in my clump .
Gathering there , it suds up pretty nice .
I'm realizing that I didn't have anything to stir .
I guess we could use the shoe .
It's going in anyway .
It's not like I'm anything I'm trying to get this .
This is hot water .
So I'm trying to out .
Yikes still hot .
So the goal is to completely submerge the object .
And so I realized I needed something to weigh it down in this situation .
A jar of water um was really nice .
All right , perfect .
Nothing is poking out .
We're gonna throw in the laces just to see what happens and we'll check in tomorrow .
All right , I did let it soak for more than a day .
Just a couple of hours more .
The laces actually came out really nice as you can see right here .
Um It was surprising , got a bit of a tint of maybe green to this in the water .
Much better .
I don't , you know , I'm not expecting this to be paper white here , but what a difference you can see , you can see there's something in the water that's green , take it out what a different dump this water .
So at this point , the goal is to rinse the object as much as possible and try and get out of as much of the oxy clean that's within the fabric as possible .
So just rinse it as much as you can .
I'm gonna even use some light scrubbing to it and , uh just kind of remove everything from it and just repeatedly rinse it .
So obviously , these shoes are pretty wet .
We need to dry them further .
I'm gonna go ahead and dry mine outside since it's very hot outside and very bright and the sun will be on them all day .
I'm gonna throw them on this hook .
I'm gonna throw them on this hook and hopefully some of the flower scent will absorb right into the fabric of that shoe .
Right again , it's like 95 degrees today .
So I'm gonna let the uh 8,000,001,000 degree temperatures do its thing dry these puppies out .
So at the end of the day , this is what you get .
The results are very good if you have to deal with any grass stains or really any stains , um , that are protein based sweat , uh , grass , apparently you want to get some oxy clean .
Even the laces came out good .