The Best Ways to Keep Your Shoes Clean

In Accessories by Melanie Shaw

Every fashionable guy and girl knows they need to protect the investment they’ve made in their designer shoes. There are several ways to keep your shoes clean and we’re sharing 5
different methods using laundry detergent, a deodorizer, magic eraser, shoe brush and cleaning cloth.  A deodorizer is particularly good for shoes with a smell. You can also try silver ion insoles to help get rid of odor. Never leave leather shoes enclosed or wet for a longer time or they will start to dry rot. Leather needs fresh air. Dry rot cannot be cleaned off. 

And for all the acute issues, a simple cleanup will do:

Using A Magic Eraser

Using a Magic Eraser is a great way to keep your shoes clean. After you wet your shoes, apply a small amount of the magic eraser to the area and rub it around in a circular motion. The extra durable magic eraser is ideal for cleaning the smallest dirt and stains in your shoes. It can also remove stubborn marks and stains that are not easy to remove with a regular cleaning agent. This product is also gentle, so it won’t damage the delicate surfaces of your shoes.

If you have white shoes, you can use a mixture of baking soda and dish soap to remove surface dirt. You can also use a magic eraser to clean the rubber soles. After the cleaning process, rinse your shoes with cool water. Don’t forget to untie your shoelaces first! If you wear white shoes, the magic eraser works great for removing scuff marks and other dirt from the white sole.

Using A Laundry Detergent

When you are looking for a way to keep your shoes clean and in good condition, you should consider using a laundry detergentThis is a great way to keep your shoes clean without having to spend a lot of time doing laundry. Unlike other cleaning products, laundry detergent is safe for most types of shoes. However, there are some risks you should know about before you start using it on your shoes. You should be careful about which type of detergent you use, the material of your shoes, and the wash cycle and drying time. If you are unsure, talk to the manufacturer. Also, you may want to consider spot cleaning or hand-washing your shoes, which will prevent damage and dry faster.

To clean your shoes, you should first remove the laces and brush off all dirt. After that, you can mix a solution of one part laundry detergent with four parts water. Alternatively, you can also use hydrogen peroxide. To use this method, you should combine one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with a small cup of water. After the solution has soaked into the shoes, you should use a clean cloth to dry them. You should also wait at least 30 minutes after applying the detergent to your shoes so that they do not get too dry.

A few additional tips – Keep in mind that leather or suede shoes should never be washed in a washing machine.  This can cause warping and damage to the fabric. Furthermore, hot water cycles can also cause the colors to run. Also, you should avoid using powder detergents since they might get stuck inside your shoes and cause them to not dry properly. It is also best not to dry your shoes in the dryer as the heat can cause them to warp.

Using A Deodorizer

You can use deodorizers for shoes to keep them smelling fresh. There are several different types, from sprays to insoles, and some can even be worn. These products work by fighting bacteria and destroying existing odors. However, which one is best for your shoes will depend on personal preference. If you have a lot of shoes, sprays are an excellent choice. But if you only have a few problem pairs of shoes, opt for insoles or sneaker balls.

Another option is to purchase shoe deodorizer sachets and place them in your shoes. The deodorizer sachets help to kill bacteria and bad smells in your shoes, since your shoes get damp after you wear them. The deodorizer will also work as a deodorant, too. You can also make your own shoe deodorizer by using unscented clay kitty litter or a coffee filter. Add a few drops of essential oils to the powder, such as cinnamon or mint. Once you’ve mixed the ingredients, you can place the sachet in your shoes before going for a walk. 

Activated charcoal can absorb odors in shoes, but it can be messy and stain clothes, so be careful when using it around shoes. When your shoes are wet, bacteria and fungi can grow. These fungi and bacteria feed on the moisture in your shoes and produce isovaleric acid, which gives off the unpleasant smell. 

If you use deodorizers on your shoes regularly, you will be able to eliminate the unpleasant smell and make them smell fresh again. You can also use dryer fabric softener sheets to neutralize odors in your shoes. You should also use dryer fabric softener sheets to deodorize your gym bag as well.

Using A Shoe Brush

Using a shoe brush can help you to keep your shoes clean. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are usually made of nylon. Nylon brushes are stiff and work well at removing debris from shoes. Horsehair brushes are softer than nylon and are more suitable for polishing shoes. You can also find natural bristle brushes made from the bristles of an animal.

Shoe brushes should be washed regularly to remove the build-up that may form on the surface. If the build-up is stubborn, you can use dish soap or a mild shampoo to clean it. If these methods do not work, you can also use mineral spirits. Once the brush has been cleaned, make sure to rinse it thoroughly before using it again.

You can also use Windex to clean your sneakers. This is a good choice for many types of surfaces. It is gentle enough to clean most surfaces and is effective enough to remove dirt and stains.

Suede and leather shoes need different methods of cleaning. If you’re using suede, make sure to use a dry All-Purpose Brush. This will help you clean the suede without damaging the texture. The other kind of suede requires a tough brush like a Brass Brush. You can use one to polish your suede shoes and the other one to clean the tough ones.

A shoe brush is an inexpensive accessory that is useful for removing dirt from your shoes. It has bristles on one end and a non-toxic solvent on the other. It is an excellent choice for cleaning your shoes because it can remove even the toughest contaminants without damaging the surface.


Keeping your shoes clean can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tips and tricks it can be an easy job. In this article we’ve outlined five of the best ways to keep your shoes looking their best. We hope that these methods will help you to maintain your footwear in top condition for as long as possible. 

About Melanie Shaw

Melanie Shaw is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has worked in the fashion industry in PR and communications, helping brands launch their latest products and collections.

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