Woman’s Cleaning Hack For Getting Sneakers White Again Goes Viral
Whatever you call them (sneakers, kicks, trainers, etc.) and whatever style you prefer (high-tops, skate, mid-cut etc.) they're usually best kept as clean as possible. It's a unique feeling walking down the street in white AF sneakers that look like they've been out of the packaging all of two minutes.
People with those types of shoes lament bad weather days or crowded environments because that is a recipe for dirty shoes; and if they're dirty you may as well throw them in the bin (just kidding, sneakers aren't cheap these days).
But obviously, after a few years of wear and tear, they're not going to be looking fresh with a capital F, are they? If you ponder how life could be different if your shoes retained their healthy glow, well ponder no more.
Twitter user 'Halloween Queen' has posted an incredible before and after picture of her Converse shoes. But this isn't some form of witchcraft (unless you think basic chemistry is witchcraft), it's just a simple combination of household products that can get your sneakers looking very clean.
Wipe away all those nights at your local uni bar, all those times people accidentally stepped on your feet, or that brutal week you put your shoes through at Glastonbury Festival.
According to Ms Halloween Queen, you're supposed to rinse your shoes in: "Mix 1:1.5 of baking soda and detergent, scrub with toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder and dry.
Some people were blown away from the transformation, with one user writing: "Girl, you could wash away humanity's sins!"
Wow! Nice, wish people could do same to their relationships, fixing it instead of getting new ones.
- Akinola (@Bravejay02) October 19, 2017
Another said: "Wow! Nice, wish people could do same to their relationships, fixing it instead of getting new ones."
However, others had the audacity to tell her she should just buy new sneakers. At around £50 ($65) each, you can't just be getting a new pair every time a bit of dirt gets in there.
A quick tip before you go ahead: take the laces off before you chuck them into the washer as they could get caught and it also allows the detergent to get a lot of the dirt around the eyelet out.
Also, make sure you select the gentlest setting on the washer, otherwise a higher speed could bang them around. It might be worth putting the shoes in with the rest of your washing to provide a bit of a buffer.
Featured Image Credit: Converse
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