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5 Ways To Clean White Converse Shoes




It doesn’t actually make sense when I ask, ‘Do You Love White Converse Sneakers?’ This is because we all love to wear Converse Sneakers/Shoes. After all, they go with almost every dress of ours!

You can pair your favorite White Converse Sneakers with a Jeans and T-shirt, or some casual dress or even a gown. Don’t be surprised if you even find brides pairing the Converse Sneakers with their bridal gowns!

Till the time you wear them, it is all fine. You feel so light and comfortable. But, how about cleaning the white Converse shoes after they get dirty due to stains or smudges? Honestly speaking, that would be a big headache as it is indeed a tedious job.

However, now you don’t have to worry as we are here to solve your problem!

How to clean your favorite White Converse Shoes?

In this article, we will be sharing 5 ways that would aid you in cleaning your favorite White Converse shoes. By using any of these ways, you can clean your dirty Converse sneakers and turn them into an absolutely new pair of shoes.

One important thing to be noted is that it is better if you remove your shoelaces and keep them aside before going ahead with any of the cleaning methods. Shoelaces can be washed separately.

Have a look into 5 simple yet effective ways of cleaning White Converse Shoes.

1. Clean the White Converse by making use of Vinegar and Baking Soda

We have heard several times about home remedies from our grannies on different occasions. This way of cleaning the white Converse is one such remedy. Things needed to work on this method are baking soda and vinegar.

For this, take one cup of baking soda, two tablespoons of vinegar and mix them in little hot water to make a paste. Make sure that the consistency of the paste is good enough such that you can spread it easily onto shoes.

Then, spread that paste on your white Converse shoes with the help of an old toothbrush. Upon spreading, leave your shoes for about 10 minutes. Later, rinse your sneakers properly using lukewarm water and dry them out in sun. Just in case, any stains are left, you can repeat the same process by focusing on the areas of stains.

2. Clean by using a Maize meal method

Although this sounds to be a bit weird, this actually works. It’s very simple. You just need a little maize meal for this method.

All you have to do is just make a paste out of maize meal and water. Then, just like in the above method, spread the maize meal paste on your sneakers using an old brush. Leave the shoes in this condition for one full day and then rinse them thoroughly using an old toothbrush.

3. Clean your White converse using a Nail Polish Remover

This is one more simple yet effective way to clean your white Converse sneakers. For this, you just need a nail polish remover and a cotton ball.

Soak a cotton ball in the nail polish remover and then apply it to your stained shoes. You may need to scrub a little with the cotton ball to remove the stain marks on the Converse. After this process, you need to wash the shoes using liquid soap water and rinse them thoroughly with water. And as usual, let the sneakers dry out completely under the sun.

Note: It is to be noted that for better results, use an acetone-based nail polish remover.

4. Making use of Toothpaste to clean your White Converse

This is again a very handy way to turn your white Converse shoes into a new pair. A simple white toothpaste and an old toothbrush are all that you need for this method.

Apply the toothpaste onto your white Converse shoes using the old toothbrush properly. After spreading the toothpaste, let the shoes soak for a moment in little water. You can even scrub the sneakers a little with the toothbrush. Post that, rinse the shoes with water until the paste washes out completely. Let the shoes dry as the final step.

Alternatively, instead of rinsing the sneakers using water, you can even wash them in a washing machine.

Note: For better results, use a toothpaste having baking soda in it. Baking soda adds to the paste as a better cleanser. Just in case, you won’t be able to find a toothpaste with baking soda, you can also use some other toothpaste having a whitening agent in it.

Also, never use gel-based or colored toothpaste. Colored toothpaste can leave stains on your white sneakers and rather spoil them.

5. Usage of Washing Powder as a cleaning agent

Well, this is going to be a damn simple method to wash out the dirt on your white Converse sneakers. Although it is simple, it is indeed one of the effective methods for cleaning white converse shoes.

To start with, make a solution by adding a little washing powder to warm water and then soak the sneakers in that washing powder solution for around 30-45 minutes. Then, rinse the shoes with water by scrubbing them gently. You can even use an old toothbrush for scrubbing to remove the stains if any. Wash the sneakers thoroughly using water. Hang them to dry out completely under the sun.

Note: If the shoes are extremely dirty, you can even add 1-2 drops of bleach to the washing powder solution.

Cleaning the Shoe Laces

Cleaning the shoelaces is very simple. Just soak the shoelaces in some container having warm soapy water for some time. Then rinse them a little and wash them under the water. Needless to say, dry them out!

One thing to be noted is that the laces might not be as new and bright as they used to be at the time of your purchase. So a better alternative for this is to buy a new pair of similar shoelaces which can replace the old ones.

So, now you don’t have to worry about your favorite White Converse Sneakers getting dirty and rather put them on quite frequently as cleaning them is a simple task!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Technology and Entertainment. She is also an ardent music lover.
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