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How to clean sneakers in 4 easy steps

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When your favorite shoes start to look worse when worn, you need to know how to clean sneakers. This not only keeps your sneakers looking fresh all the time, but also prevents dirt and grime from accumulating.

similar to learning how to clean white shoesCleaning sneakers is not as difficult as it seems. In fact, all you need to get the job done are a few household products. So, if you want your sneakers to look like new, here’s how to clean sneakers in just four easy steps.

How to clean sneakers by hand

1. Brush off excess dirt

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Firstly, brush off excess dirt or debris Rub it onto your sneakers with a small scrubbing brush. Make sure any mud, grass or dirt is removed before cleaning. It’s best to do this over a trash can or outside to keep the floor messy.

2. Remove the shoelaces

Putting the laces in the washing machine

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If your laces are dirty, remove them to wash them. You can do it too hand wash with warm soapy water to remove dirt or machine wash on a cold, gentle cycle. Avoid putting them in the dryer as it can melt the plastic tips. Instead, let them air dry.