Looking to keep your shoes as clean as these bad boys?
Well you’re in the right place.
My name is Brandon and I am the owner of this blog.
This article is all about keeping your shoes as clean as possible, increasing longevity and making them 1010% every time you go out.
Without further ado, lets get right into it.
Here’s how to keep your shoes clean.
1. Clean them after every use
The #1 trick to keeping your shoes looking fresh is to clean them after every use.
That means wiping them down with a wet cloth and laundry detergent.
You don’t have to go all out and wash them every time. The whole focus of this procedure is to remove dirt, scuffs, and other marks.
2. Alternate your shoes
Alternate your shoes throughout the week.
If you have 4 pairs of shoes, wear each pair 2 times a week.
Furthermore, 7 pairs allows you to wear each pair once a week.
This will increase longevity while keeping all your shoes in tip top condition because you’r decreasing wear and tear and the exposure to the elements.
3. Store them in the right place
This is a big tip.
This can make a huge difference between your shoes looking ‘okay’ and ‘excellent’ every time you go out.
Store them on a shoe shelf after you’ve used them and cleaned them for the day, preferably with a closed top and open front.
This will stop them from getting stomped on by the kids with their muddy feet, the dogs and everyone else.
Take this step even further by storing them in your or wardrobe which is going to stop them getting stomped on altogether.
4. Wash them regularly
I recommend regularly washing shoes at least once a month.
This could be done using the washing machine or hand washing.
However, if you decide to use the washing machine, know how to do it properly first.
The washing machine is known to damage shoes if done incorrectly, so hand washing is a safer route.
Also check the tag of the shoe to know if it can be machine washed.
5. Polish them once a month
Polishing leather shoes is a GREAT way at keeping them sparkling clean.
A good rule of thumb is once a month, or when the leather is dry and dull.
I recommend cream polish as it has moisturizers in it, meaning you won’t have to condition them as much.
6. Use a shoe protector
Shoe protectors are really good at repelling stains and water.
However, there are lots on the market and some shoes might react with a shoe protector and end up damaging the shoe.
One shoe protector I like that’s proven to work on all shoes is Crep Protect Ultimate Sneaker Care Pack.
Apply shoe protector spray regularly to help keep them looking fresh every second of the day.
7. Use a shoe eraser
Some scuffs and marks may be more difficult to remove using a sponge/cloth and laundry detergent.
Fortunately there’s a thing called an eraser which does the trick very well.
However, it HAS to be a white eraser. Other colors can leave marks behind.
There are even erasers specially designed for removing scuff marks from shoes!
Well There You Have It
Well there you have it, the 7 tried and true methods to keeping your shoes sparkling clean.
They don’t require much work and they are very effective.
Doing these will increase longevity and ensure your kicks are looking fresh right out of the box until they retire.
I’ve given you everything you need, and now it is your duty to carry them out.
And that concludes this article.
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