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How to Whiten Dull and Dirty White Sneakers

White is a bright color that should never ever be never a part of any person’s wardrobe. Not only does this color make you shine but is extraordinary in many ways. White sneakers add a new dimension to your outfit. But there is a definite downside to white sneakers. With excessive pollution and certain circumstances around you, your white sneakers no longer live up to their name. They’re grey-brown-with-a-tinge-of-green.

Gross! But, there is a homemade method to cleaning your white sneakers and returning them back to their usual spotless color. Cleaning your white sneakers has never been this easy. You will need:

  • Sunlight
  • Old toothbrush
  • Small bowl
  • Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Baking soda

Use a large brush or towel to remove excess dirt from your white sneakers. Take your bowl and add ½ tbsp hydrogen peroxide, ½ tbsp water and 1 tbsp baking soda. Your solution should look like an even paste.

Remove the laces from your shoes and use your toothbrush to apply the mixture on to the surface of your white sneakers. Much pressure is not needed just work your way around the shoe carefully applying the paste to every part of the sneaker.

If your paste runs out you can always make some more with the same amount of ingredients you used last time. After brushing the mixture in, for safety’s sake apply another layer on top. Your laces should also be a part of this process so soak them in the leftover paste.

Now let the sun do its job. Leave your sneakers and laces out in direct sunlight for 3-4 hours. The sunlight basically bleaches the shoes’ surface. Keep them in the sun till you can see the mixture drying up and cracking on your shoes. Then you can use a dry toothbrush to brush off the now powder-paste. The same procedure is applied to your laces.

Relace your now sparkly shoes and enjoy.