Hacks To Bring Your Sneakers Back To Life

White sneakers look great when they’re brand new, but they may develop a less appealing shade after a significant amount of use.

We know nothing spoils a great fit like white sneakers covered in stains, smudges, and scuffs.

Here are a variety of methods you can use to get them nice and clean:

1.Mix up vinegar and baking soda along with warm water into a cup until it is in a paste-like consistency. Note – Do not use a metal bowl or spoon as this negatively reacts to the vinegar.

2. Maize meal and water would probably be the most ‘traditional’ way of getting those sneakers fresh and clean. This would be done in the same way as above, mix the maize meal with water into a paste-like consistency.

3. Apply nail polish remover onto a cotton ball and scrub the scuff marks with the remover until cleaned. The scuff mark should fade in appearance almost instantly.

4. Scrub out scuffs with whitening toothpaste. Apply the toothpaste directly to the scuff mark and scrub at it with a toothbrush. Adding baking soda has additional benefits as a cleanser.

5. Apply petroleum jelly and let it sit for five minutes before wiping it away with a damp rag. This clings to the dirty particles of scuffed up material and lifts away the any dirt

Its time to bring your look back to life gents, brighten up your look and instantly elevate an outfit to be a little sharper 



35 thoughts on “Hacks To Bring Your Sneakers Back To Life

  1. uDez says:

    True the maize meal and water mixture has been the traditional way. Also I know the white tissue paper method….Didn’t know about the other ones. I will try them soon

  2. Nduduzo says:

    Great article. So insightful…. A lot of people will be bringing their sneakers back to life. 😎😎😉. And if I may add… A good wash in a warm soapy water. Make a Chalk paste with water. Apply on the sneakers after wash and cover it with a tissue paper.. Leave it overnight or until completely dry… Use a clean brush to remove the chalk past… Thank me later 😉😉🙏

  3. kksovara says:

    I’ve always used the maize meal with water method and the toothpaste, I’m glad i came accross this article to learn more about cleaning white sneakers.

  4. Ofentse says:

    I have always tried the maize meal and water mix but I think I might just try the Vinegar and baking soda concoction for my Air Force 1’s. Great article as usual.

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