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How to keep your sneakers clean

Sneakers have become more than just footwear; they're a fashion statement, a reflection of our personal style. 

However, keeping your sneakers clean is very important , especially with daily wear and exposure to dirt, stains, and odors. In this blog post, we'll share some expert tips and tricks to help you keep your sneakers looking brand new. Let's dive in!

Follow these steps:

  1. Remove Loose Dirt: Use a soft brush or an old toothbrush to gently brush off any loose dirt or debris from the surface and crevices of your sneakers.
  2. Wipe with Damp Cloth: Dampen a clean cloth with warm water and mild soap. Gently wipe the exterior of your sneakers, paying attention to stained or soiled areas. Avoid soaking the shoes, especially if they're made of delicate materials.
  3. Rinse and Dry: After wiping, use a damp cloth to rinse off any soap residue. Allow your sneakers to air dry naturally, away from direct heat sources that could damage the materials.

Handling Different Materials:

Different sneaker materials require specific care techniques. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Leather Sneakers: Use a leather cleaner or mild soap with a soft cloth to clean leather sneakers. Apply a leather conditioner to restore moisture and prevent cracking.
  2. Canvas or Fabric Sneakers: For fabric sneakers, a mixture of mild soap and warm water can work wonders. Scrub gently with a soft brush or cloth, paying attention to stubborn stains. Avoid using harsh detergents that may fade the color.
  3. Suede or Nubuck Sneakers: Use a specialized suede brush or suede eraser to gently remove dirt and scuff marks. Finish by applying a suede protector spray to repel stains and water.

Tackling Tough Stains:

Stubborn stains can be a nightmare, but with the right approach, you can remove them effectively:

  1. Grease or Oil Stains: Sprinkle a small amount of talcum powder or cornstarch on the stain and let it sit overnight. The powder will absorb the oil. Next, gently brush off the powder and clean the area as usual.
  2. Grass or Mud Stains: Let the mud dry completely, then use a soft brush to remove the dried residue. Mix warm water with mild soap and gently scrub the stained area until the stain is lifted.
  3. Ink or Marker Stains: Dab a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover and gently blot the stain. Be cautious and test it on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn't damage the material.

Odor Elimination:

Sneakers can develop unpleasant odors over time, especially if you wear them regularly. Try these simple tricks:

  1. Baking Soda: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda inside your sneakers and let it sit overnight. It will absorb odors effectively. Vacuum or shake out the baking soda before wearing them again.
  2. Dryer Sheets: Place dryer sheets inside your sneakers when you're not wearing them. They'll help neutralize odors and keep them smelling fresh.

By following these easy and effective cleaning tips, you can keep your sneakers looking sharp and smelling great. Remember to establish a regular cleaning routine, use appropriate cleaning techniques for different materials, tackle tough stains with care, and eliminate odors to extend the lifespan of your favorite sneakers. With proper maintenance, you'll enjoy your sneakers for years to come while turning heads with your stylish kicks!

So, go ahead and design your own sneakers on Bullfeet website, and don't forget to take care of them! 

Bullfeet offers a unique opportunity to design your own personalized white sneakers using our 3D customizer

You can create a fully white sneaker or add your own touch with the sustainable fabrics and materials we offer. The customization process is fun, quick, and allows you to make as many changes as you desire until you find the perfect design. Your custom sneakers will be handcrafted in Spain using eco-friendly and vegan materials and delivered to you within 7-10 working days. 

By choosing Bullfeet, you'll not only have a one-of-a-kind pair of sneakers but also support a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to fashion.

The Bullfeet team ®