Every sneaker requires different techniques for sneaker CLEANing
LEATHER SNEAKER CLEANING
Stay away from the hard bristle brush on leather. You don’t want to risk ruining the leather while doing a simple sneaker cleaning. Don’t forget the leather conditioner when you’re done!
MESH SNEAKER CLEANING
The biggest mistake you can make here is watching white mesh dry and start to yellow. Make sure you dry shoes like Concords as quickly as possible after cleaning.
WHITE SNEAKER CLEANING
How do I clean white sneakers? A soft/medium bristle brush and or the magic eraser is your friend, friend…so is dawn dish detergent. Just make sure the dawn does not have a dye in it or you’ll be reaching out to us quickly.
OUTSOLE SNEAKER CLEANING
Not everyone cares about clean soles but if you do, toothpicks make for great rock picker outers. For sneaker cleaning, dawn dish detergent and oxi clean are an easy go to here.
SUEDE SNEAKER CLEANING
Please invest in a suede brush. I don’t like the suede erasers and if you are going to use cleaner, expect to clean both shoes and the entire shoes or you’re going to be left with two shoes that are now two different colors. I say trust the pros with suede sneaker cleaning jobs.
GENERAL SNEAKER CLEANING
Don’t toss shoes in the washing machine. Shoe laundry bags help make washing machine washing so much more safe. Please watch our sneaker cleaning for some helpful general sneaker cleaning tips!
Shoe Cleaning: Frequently Asked Questions
what kind of sneaker cleaner should I use?
There are a lot of sneaker cleaners on the market that you can use for your sneaker restoration projects. For any beginner on up to experts, a simple bottle of clear dawn dish detergent will do. You want to start by using a mild soap that won’t damage the materials on your shoes. NOTE, stay away from using water with suede or nubuck leather.
How do i remove scuffs from my shoes?
Take the detergent tip above and use a medium bristle brush to clean your shoes. Also, check out the video above where Mone goes into detail with shoe cleaning tips with things you can use around your home. For complex sneaker cleaning jobs, use our sneaker restoration order form and we will gladly help bring your kicks back to life!