Dirty white trainers: one of fashion’s most frustrating things. Do you live in your white kicks but struggle to keep ’em clean? Yeah, us too.
If you’re anything like us and you have a rotation of white trainers that you match with just about everything, you’ll share the frustration of never being able to keep them actually white. If you search ‘how to keep white trainers clean’ on Google, you’ll be fed a whole load of lessons that are bound to lead you astray (we’ve seen once place suggest you put them in your freezer. Don’t do that.
So, what should we be doing? Pulling in a little help from the experts at Crep Protect, they’ve shared their top step-by-step tips on cleaning sneakers using their pro tools.
For some visual guidance, check out the Crep Protect Youtube.
First things first: you need to get off all the loose dirt – often mud – that’s gathered on the trainer. To do this, take the Crep Protect Hog Hair Brush and – without using any water – buff as much of the mud off as possible.
Dip your brush into a bowl of lukewarm water and squirt some Cleaning Solution directly onto it. Go again at the trainers, scrubbing the dirt off in round motions. Add more water if needed.
Once you’ve got all the mud off, rinse the shoe to rid of any remaining muddy water. Be careful not to get any inside the shoe if you want to wear them right away. Dry them with a towel and wipe them dry with the Crep Protect Microfibre cloth.
Now that you have dry, clean shoes, look out for any mark that water hasn’t been able to tackle. This might be on foam soles or suede sections. Take the Crep Protect Suede & Nubuck Cleaning Eraser and buff any remaining marks away. Be firm and keep the strokes in one direction.
Next, use the Crep Protect wipes to give your sneakers a final gleam, ready to step out in.
To maintain the freshness of your trainers (because who doesn’t want to know how to stop your trainers from smelling?) insert a Crep Protect Freshening Pill into each of the shoes when they’re not being worn. This will keep the odours at bay.
To get the freshest trainers going, check out Crep Protect for the products used!