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2023-08-06 16:15:57

How To Clean Dirty Sneakers - Quick & Easy _ White, Woven, Knit, Midsole, Upper, Laces

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I'm Ashley Weston .

I'm a celebrity Menswear stylist .

So you may or may not have seen my recent video about my top four sneakers that you should own .

Now , if you haven't , I get in the video description below , but if you own sneakers , you will inevitably have to clean them .

So today's video is about how to clean your sneakers and this will cover your leather canvas and woven sneakers .

But first , let's get into the tools that you're going to need .

Now , you may not use all of these tools .

It's just going to be dependent on what exactly you're cleaning on your sneaker , but I'll definitely be sure to mention what tool is specifically needed for certain sections on your shoe .

So first up , you're gonna definitely need a bowl of water .

It doesn't matter what temperature it is next , you're gonna need your brushes .

So I've got this magic eraser sponge which is really great to clean your mid sole .

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Now , if your mid so has any kind of texture to it , you may actually need a tooth brush to really get in there and lift off that dirt next , you're going to need a standard synthetic shoe brush like I've got here by Jason Mark .

This is going to clean the upper of your sneaker .

But if you are working with premium leathers or woven materials , you actually want to go with a bore bristled brush , which will be a lot softer .

So I'll definitely link all of my favorite products to use when cleaning your shoes in my article , which I'll link below for the cleaning solution .

You can either go with an eco friendly all natural dish soap .

You just put a little bit in um some water .

Make sure though .

The most important thing is that it should say on the bottle that it , it is fragrance free , dye , free and nontoxic .

This is going to ensure that it doesn't cause any yellowing on your shoes .

So I personally like using Jason Marks cleaning solution .

I just find it to be more effective than the dish soap .

And the last thing that you need is going to be a microfiber .

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How this is just to wipe down your shoe at the very end .

That's it .

So now let's get into how exactly you should clean your sneakers .

So first if it's just the M soles of your sneakers that need to be clean , then all you need is just a magic eraser .

Dip the sponge in a bowl of water , squeeze to remove any excess water and then you're going to just rub the sponge on the mid sole to remove all of that dirt .

As you can see , it's really working .

There is this part in the back where the dirt is just not lifting off .

And it's because I have a textured Mitzel .

So in order to really lift the dirt out , I'm gonna just use a toothbrush and take my Jason Mark solution and just put it on the toothbrush , shake it out and then I'm gonna start scrubbing to really get that dirt out of there .

It's going to lather up like very nicely which you want and you just kind of vigorously scrub .

Ok .

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So I scrubbed it pretty thoroughly all around and now I'm just gonna take my microfiber towel and just wipe my m so and look at that .

It is so much whiter .

It really lifted that dirt off .

If your sneaker needs a deeper clean , then we got to go a little bit further than that .

So let's get into how to completely clean the entire sneaker first off .

What you want to do is take your microfiber towel and just wipe the surface of your sneaker .

This is going to remove any kind of loose dirt that is sitting on the top of the fabric .

Now , what you want to do is if your shoelaces need to be cleaned , if they seem really dirty and your tongue is really dirty , you just want to unlace your shoe and then throw the laces into the washer with a load of whites on the hot cycle .

You want hot water to wash your laces and that's gonna get them nice and clean .

So let's get started by getting your brush ready , dip it in some water , shake off the excess .

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Then you're gonna take your Jason Mark solution and pretty much douse the brush , be really generous with the amount of liquid you put on and then dip the brush back in and just shake off the excess .

And now we're ready to completely scrub the shoe .

I always like to put my hand inside the shoe just to be able to hold it .

And then I'm really just going to scrub the shoe .

You want a nice lather like this .

See , my tongue is very dirty .

So as I'm rushing the upper , I'm also still just gonna scrub the m so get the entire area of the sneaker .

So sometimes you have hard to reach areas like this piece in the tongue .

So I'll use this toothbrush to really get in there and just scrub it same over on this side .

So now what we want to do is wipe it completely down .

So we'll take our microfiber towel and I'm just going to wipe away all of that foam to see if there's any areas that still need to be brushed .

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And just a quick note , if you are dealing with a woven upper like these fly knits , then after you scrubbed the upper , what you want to do is take a microfiber towel and just dab and twist so that it will remove any excess moisture on the woven upper and then you'll let it air dry , but you don't want to wipe it down because that can potentially cause fraying and napping to your woven material .

So I've wiped these down .

I'm gonna just inspect the entire sneaker to make sure that there are no dirt spots that I still want to scrub out .

But I am very happy with this .

I love how this turned out .

Next .

We're going to let them air dry and then once they're dry , I'm going to lace them back up with my clean laces .

So these are fresh out of the washer .

They're so much whiter than the dirty ones that we started off with .

All right , so this is how your sneakers should look after you spend about 5 , 10 minutes cleaning them .

They look now pretty much brand new and really fresh and great .

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Do this about every 1 to 2 weeks , depending on how dirty your sneakers get and that will ensure your sneakers look brand new every single time .

Be sure to check out my article for all my favorite product recommendations .

I'll have everything that I use today and that I love using to clean my sneakers linked in that article .

Be sure to check it out .

It'll be in my video description below .

If you like this video , give it a thumbs up , subscribe to this channel .

For more videos like this and I'll see you in the next one .

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