White sneakers are gaining a lot of traction in the fashion industry. From Will Smith to David Beckham, almost every celebrity is rocking the white sneaker look. It makes you want to buy them instantly and wear them. However, the only problem that might be stopping you from wearing it will be its cleaning process. More often than not, these white shoes do not remain white anymore and therefore, you will have to chuck them out at the end of the day. But, not anymore. This article will help you to know about Remove Stains From White Shoes.

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6 Simple hacks to Remove Stains From White Shoes!

1. Toothpaste

Turns out that toothpaste will not only help you to keep your teeth white, but it will also help you to keep your shoes clean. Just grab an old toothbrush and a toothpaste for this hack. 

Remove Stains From White Shoes
How to do it?
  1. Take a damp towel and gently wipe your shoes with it. This will help in keeping your shoes damp but not wet them completely.
  2. Now, grab toothpaste and spread it on the shoes. You can scrub the paste with the help of your brush in circular motions.
  3. You can do it till the stains don’t get away. However, remember that the paste should not have a gel base, because gels can often leave their colors on the shoes, which might create another problem for you.
  4.  You can wipe off the leftover toothpaste with a damp towel. Keep the shoes in a well-ventilated room or under the sunlight for drying in a couple of hours. 
2. Baking soda with vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar have powerful antibacterial properties that help in fixing bad odor and prevent fungus growth easily. 

How to do it?
  1. Take half a cup of vinegar in a bowl and mix it with only 1/4th of baking soda. Mix it well until there is a foamy mixture in the end. 
  2.  Next, take a brush to wipe the mixture across your shoes.
  3.  You can do this process for 5-10 minutes.
  4. After that, you can let the shoes soak in it for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Finally, rinse your shoes with cold water. 
  6. Keep them under sunlight for the drying process.
3.     Magic eraser

Magic eraser is one of the most effective ways to remove the stains from white shoes.

How to do it?
  • Just dip the magic eraser in soapy water and wring it out.
  •  Then, you can wipe it on the shoes, especially on the affected areas. You can continue to do so until you see desirable results.
4.     Nail paint remover

If you haven’t checked out your partner’s closet yet, then this might be the right time for you. Check out their closet and look for a small bottle titled a nail polish remover. It is one of the easiest ways to remove stains

How to do it?
  • First, soak a cotton ball in the nail polish remover and then wipe it on the shoe.
  • Some nail polish removers have high chemical content which can harm your shoes. So, to prevent this you can use a powder or petroleum jelly.
5.     Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid which makes the cleaning process much easier and provides a fresh fragrance to your shoes. 

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How to do it?
  1. Take one lemon and squeeze it into a bowl of cold water.
  2. Next, grab a sponge and dip it into the mixture. 
  3. Now, use the sponge to gently rub on the shoes.
  4. Once done, you can keep the shoes in direct sunlight for the drying process. However, if these shoes are made of leather, you cannot keep them under the sunlight as they will bleach them. The latter part of the article deals with how to remove stains from leather shoes and how to dry them.
6. Micellar water

Similar to a nail polish remover, you will find micellar water in your girlfriend’s closet. It is a make-up removing product, which will also help in removing the stains of your shoes. The best part of micellar water is that it works on white leather, suede, and rubber shoes.

How to do it?
  1. Grab a clean cloth and dip it into micellar water.
  2. Next, rub the cloth on the shoes until you get desirable results.
  3. When you rub the cloth, the water percolates the shoes and makes them white again.

How to clean white leather shoes?

It becomes quite difficult to clean leather shoes as water does not easily percolate. However, the below-mentioned is an easy alternative to remove stains from white leather shoes.

Remove Stains From White Shoes
How to do it?
  1. Grab some paper towels, ivory soap, cotton rags,  and some magic erasers.
  2.  Next, you will need to wet a paper towel and squeeze out the excess amount of water from it.
  3. Now, gently rub the surface of your shoes. This process is done to remove the dirt that is attached to different parts of the shoe.
  4. Now, you need to let your shoe dry for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Take a magic eraser and squeeze out the excess water.
  6. Now, rub this eraser up and down the soles of your shoes so that there are no stains left on the sole as well. Make sure that your magic eraser is not completely wet but damp.
  7. The final step to removing the stains from the shoe is to scrub with the soap. 
  8. Take a wet cloth and use some ivory soap to lather it up
  1. After you are done with that, rub the cloth on the upper part of the shoe in a gentle circular motion, until they are completely white.
  2.  You can wipe away any excess amount of stains left.
  3. Finally, you can keep the shoes under sunlight to dry them for 5-10 minutes.

These are steps you need to follow to keep your white leather shoes squeaky clean. Now, you may need to wash your shoes several times depending on how dirty they are.

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